Title: Design and development of USSD-based system for solid waste management

Authors: Faiza Jada Babakano; Ishaq O. Oyefolahan; Hussain A. Zubairu; Stella O. Etuk

Addresses: Department of Information and Media Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria ' Department of Information and Media Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria ' Department of Information and Media Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria ' Department of Information and Media Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Abstract: As the world population grows so are the wastes that are produced. Most of these wastes are hazardous and poses health challenges to the environment. Proper waste management is key towards ensuring that the human environment is preserved for the good health and well being of its inhabitants. Unfortunately, municipal solid waste disposal practices in most Nigerian cities fall short of the minimum standard expected. This research therefore, designed a novel ICT-based framework for waste management and consequently developed a simulation of USSD-based communication and payment processes between the different stakeholders involved in waste management. Based on the performance of the simulated system, it is obvious that waste management can be made easier, transparent, more organised and sustainable.

Keywords: solid waste; unstructured supplementary service data; USSD; smart systems; charge as a service; CAAS; mobile operations; waste management; framework; simulation; design; development; payment; communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2020.105352

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2020 Vol.25 No.2, pp.231 - 244

Accepted: 25 Dec 2018
Published online: 04 Feb 2020 *

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