Waste is produced everywhere; the goal of this study was to look into waste management practices among food sellers in the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government.

150 respondents were given a well-designed research questionnaire and an in-depth interview, which they returned and assessed utilizing frequency counts and simple percentages of data analysis.

The waste notion on which this study is based is one that indicates inadequacies in basic food vendors’ attitudes and waste management practices.

Food vendors benefit from government assistance in controlling their waste, and improper food waste management poses a severe threat to the environment and the health of both food vendors and society.




Waste is a byproduct of all human activity and is produced on a global scale. Materials that are thrown as worthless, undesired, or no longer helpful in the economy are classified as waste. Waste is a material that can be classified into three types: liquid, solid, and gaseous. Solid waste is discarded when it is no longer useful in the economy; it consists of organic and inorganic matter in a wide variety of forms; liquid waste can be in the form of fluids such as waste water, fat oil or grease oil, and hazardous waste. Gaseous waste is made up of gases and microscopic particles generated by fires, incinerators, and other sources. Waste can be informally defined as any materials that are no longer useful. According to the Basel Convention, waste is defined as any product or material that must be disposed of in accordance with national law. It could be broken, worn out, polluted, or otherwise deteriorated, rendering it useless. Waste can be disposed of in a variety of ways, including landfills, recycling, and incineration. Most food sellers drop their trash in a waste bin or large container and load it, which is the most efficient, simplest, and least expensive method of waste disposal. Generally, wastes are unsanitary and have a detrimental impact on human health, particularly liquid waste (waste unclean water), which can pollute the environment. Food particles, waste bone, unclean water, food scrap, waste food, prominent spoon, broken plate, tins, and other obvious food seller trash are only a few examples.


The many issues that food sellers frequently experience in managing their trash, as well as the measures put in place for the aim of providing an effective and acceptable manner of disposing of such waste, are the focus of this study.


The purpose of this research is to provide insight into the successful management of food vendor wastes, keeping the following goals in mind:

i. The purpose of this research is to look into the strategies, methods, obstacles, and benefits of food vending’s impact on society.


ii. This study project also looks into how food waste might be turned or converted into monetary gain.


iii. This study will also look into how food vendors affect the environment and how they might be controlled or managed.


The following are the research questions that will be addressed during this study:

i. Are there any rules or laws governing how food vendors dispose of their waste?


ii. What are the challenges that food vendors face when it comes to garbage disposal?


iii. What are the tactics used by food vendors to turn their waste into profit?


iv. What are the techniques that food vendors use to appropriately dispose of their waste?


v. What is the impact of food waste on society and what are the benefits?


This study is significant because it aims to determine the influence of waste among food vendors as well as the significance of food vending in society, using the following advantages as examples. Food-related enterprises, such as food vending, fast food, and food joints, are common in residential areas, workplaces, and public spaces. Food vending also saves time for cooking, especially for workers who have to get up early for their daily activities, which may cause them to be late for work. While they are cooking, they can easily patronize a food vendor to purchase food both in the morning and at lunchtime, which is convenient and makes it easier for commuters or people on the go.

Most importantly, its pervasive culture of silence and stigmatization of domestic violence victims obstructs public recognition of the issue. Women must be protected not just against harm, but also from mockery, dread, and solitude.

“Every day, Nigerian women are beaten, raped, and even murdered by members of their family for alleged transgressions ranging from not having meals ready on time to visiting family members without their husband’s permission,” she said, adding that “husbands, partners, and fathers are responsible for the majority of the violence.” Deputy Director of Amnesty International, Stephane Mikala)

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This project would focus on food vending activities and how they manage their waste in Ifako Ijaiye Local Government, and it would be limited only to food vendors in Ifako Ijaiye Local Government. In addition, the project would look at and suggest solutions to problems faced by food vendors based on some of the challenges they face in terms of waste disposal and economic factors. Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government as a whole was chosen for its strategic location, as well as the fact that it has a large number of fast food and food joint enterprises and is rapidly developing as an industrial center.


Food vending is the act of selling food on the street, such as fast food, fast food joints, and so on.

Waste Management Authority: Waste management authority wastewater treatment plants (VIWMAs) can be directed to for treatment and disposal. Other than wastewater, wastewater treatment plants do not accept any other liquid.


Incinerator: A container that is completely enclosed on all sides and is used to burn garbage at a high temperature.


Garbage consists of food, paper, and other items that you discard.


Solid: Hands or firms that are not liquids or gases.


Liquid: A substance that is neither a solid nor a gas and flows freely.


Discarded: Getting rid of something you don’t want or need.

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