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Acknowledgment

Researcher would like to express her gratitude and thanks to all those who had
helped her greatly in order to successfully complete this project. This project was a
very challenging task but with the guidance of God and the help of her family
members and friends it was successfully achieve. The researcher would also like to
thank her subject teacher for her patient and time spent throughout this project.
Introduction
The purpose of this project is to find out how residents dispose of their garbage in
the community of Beezie Enmore, East Coast Demerara. Garbage disposal is
crucial problem within the community and it can therefore affect the lives of many
residents. The area has approximately three hundred (300) households, thus
residents of the community have share their concerns about improper practices of
garbage disposal. Hence, a survey is being carried out among Twenty-five (25)
households in the community to find out the type of garbage that are disposed,
ways in which residents dispose of their garbage, the systems used to collect
garbage and the frequency with which garbage is collected in the community. In
addition, measures were implemented to ensure that the community remains clean
and healthy.
Action Plan

Date Activity
h
2018/04/8 -Subject teacher hands out project.
-Researcher reads the project, and
discusses it with the subject teacher.
-Researcher chooses a project.

2018/04/11th -A research will be conducted on the


topic of the project.

2018/04/12th -Researcher will start gathering


information with the aid of the internet.

2018/04/13th -Information gathered will be written in


scrapbook.

2018/04/15th -Scrap book will be shown to subject


teacher towards the progress of the
project.

2018/04/16th -Necessary correction will be made


from advice given by subject teacher.
2018/04/20th
-Researcher will compose a detailed
report outlining the different aspect of
the project.

2018/04/27th -Researcher will compile neatly the


different components of the project in a
folder, and present it to the subject
teacher on the date of submission.
Implementation
Date Activity
2018/04/10th -Subject teacher handed out project.
-Researcher read project and it was discussed by
the subject teacher.
-Project 2 was chosen.

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A research was conducted on the topic of the
2018/04/11th project chosen

-
Researcher started gathering information for the
2018/04/12th progress of the project.

2018/04/13th information gathered was written in scrap book.

2018/04/15th scrap book was shown to teacher towards the


progress of the project.

-necessary correction was made from the advice


2018/04/16th given by the teacher.

Researcher composed detailed report outlining


the different aspects of the project.
2018/04/20th
-
Researcher then compiled neatly the different
components of the project in a folder and
presented it to the subject teacher on the date of
2018/04/27th submission.
Garbage Disposal
(a) Land pollution -is the basically the destroying of the land’s surface directly
and indirectly due to our human activities that causes harm to other living things or
destroys soil since the land mainly seen as the only receptacle for waste produced
by factories and families.

Waste Management- is also known as waste disposal are all the activities and
actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. It intends
to reduce adverse effect of waste on humans and the environment.
Hope Secondary School

National Grade Nine Assessment

Dear Respondent,

The Researcher is a student of Hope Secondary School, who is currently in Grade Nine and is
preparing to write the National Grade Nine Assessment in 2018.

This survey is being conducted on the topic “Garbage Disposal” within the community of Beezie
Enmore, East Coast Demerara (E.C.D).

The Researcher would be very much thankful if you could kindly co-operate by completing this
questionnaire for the Social Studies project that is required, by giving your honest opinion in
responding to the questions provided. The information collected will be highly confidential since
you do not have to reveal your identity.

Yours Faithfully,

………………..
Tasleema Khan
Questionnaire
1. Gender
Male [ ] Female [ ]

2. Age Range
15-20 [ ]
21-30 [ ]
31-40 [ ]
41 and over [ ]

3. Ethnicity
Amerindian [ ]
European [ ]
African [ ]
Portuguese [ ]
East Indians [ ]
Chinese [ ]
Mixed race [ ]

4. Religion
Christianity [ ]
Hinduism [ ]
Islam [ ]
Other…………………

5. How long have you been living within this community?


0-4 years [ ]
5-8 years [ ]
9-12 years [ ]
Over 12 years [ ]

7. How frequently is garbage being collected in your community?


Daily [ ]
Weekly [ ]
Twice a week [ ]
Fortnightly [ ]

6. By what means do you dispose of your garbage?


Burning [ ]
Recycling [ ]
Through the NDC [ ]
Burying [ ]
Throwing it in the streets [ ]

7. Type of garbage that are disposed of in your community?


Plastic
Food
Metal
Wood
Paper
Glass

7. Do you know that improper disposal of garbage can lead to pollution?


Yes [ ]
No [ ]

8. What form of pollution do you think could be created if garbage is not dispose
of correctly?
Water Pollution [ ]
Land Pollution [ ]
Air Pollution [ ]

9. What are some of problems associated with garbage disposal?


Flooding [ ]
Land pollution [ ]
Outbreak of diseases [ ]
Other………….....
10. Do you practice recycling in your community?
Yes
No

11. What type of materials do you think should be recycled?

…………………………………………………………………………………

13. Do you think that recycling is healthy for the environment?


Yes [ ]
No [ ]

14. What are the methods of recycling of garbage?


Compositing [ ]
Have different bin for different materials [ ]
Reuse plastic container and bags [ ]
Reuse paper for other purpose [ ]

15. What measures can be implemented to ensure that your community is clean and
healthy?
………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………
Table 1. shows the types of garbage that are disposed of in the community.

Number of
Question Tally Respondents

What types of garbage are


disposed of in your community?

Glass IIII I 6

Plastic IIII III 8

Food IIII IIII 10

Metal II 2

Wood IIII 5

Paper IIII I 6
Table 2. Shows ways in which residents dispose of their garbage in the
community.

Question Tally Number of

Respondents

By what means do you dispose of


your garbage?

Burning IIII 5

Recycling II 2

Through the NDC IIII II 7

Burying II 2

Throwing it in the streets IIII IIII 9


Table 3. Shows the frequency with which garbage is collected in the community.

Question Tally Number of


Respondents

How frequently is garbage being


collected in your community?

Daily IIII IIII IIII 15

Weekly IIII III 8

Twice a week II 2

Fortnightly - 0
What types of garbage are disposed of in your community?

12

10 10

8 8

6 6 6
5
4

2 2

0
Glass Plastic Food Metal Wood Paper

Figure 1. shows the type of garbage that are disposed of in the community.

The line graph above shows what type of garbage is disposed of in the community.
Ten (10) persons respond to Food, Eight (8) respond to Plastic, Six (6) respond to
Glass, Six (6) respond to Paper, Five (5) respond to Wood while Two (2) respond
to Metal.
By what means do you dispose of your garbage?

20%

36%
Burning
Recycling
8%
Through the NDC
Burying
Throwing it in the streets

8% 28%

Figure 2. shows the ways in which residents dispose of their garbage in your
community.

In the pie chart above it was observed that 36% of Residents dispose of their
garbage by throwing it in the streets, 28% of Residents dispose of their garbage
via the NDC,20% of Residents burning their garbage, 8% of Residents dispose of
ztheir garbage through Recycling while the remainding8% dispose their through
the means of Burying.
How frequently is garbage being collected in your community?

16

14 15

12

10

8
8
6

2
2
0
0
Daily Weekly Twice a week Fortnightly

Figure 3. Shows the frequency with which garbage is collected in the


community.

From the bar chart given above it was noted that major of persons in the
community garbage are disposed of regularly. Fifteen (15) persons garbage are
disposed of daily, Eight (8) persons garbage are disposed of weekly, and Two (2)
persons garbage are disposed of twice a week and no persons garbage are
disposed of fortnightly.
Three problems that are associated with garbage disposal in the community are
flooding, outbreak of diseases and Land pollution. When persons do not dispose of
their garbage safely it ends up in the water ways blocking the drainage system and
as a result flooding occurs which create many financial losses for residents.
Improper disposal of garbage in the community results in the outbreak of diseases
for example Malaria, whereby the mosquitoes breed in the garbage that is pile up
thus spreads diseases which can affect the health of residents. Land pollution is
also associated with garbage disposal since when persons dispose of garbage
improperly it spread all over the environment resulting unpleasant smell in the
community.

One type of garbage that could be recycled is plastic bottle (dry waste) - Recycling
plastic products also keep them out of landfills and allow the plastics to be reused
in manufacturing new products. Plastic bottle can therefore be used to make
ornaments and other creative products in the home which persons can sell to
earn a living. Thus, recycling plastic bottle can create a source of employment for
persons.

Three measures that residents can implement to ensure that their community
remains clean and healthy are:

 Each household should ensure that they have a garbage disposal bin to get rid
of their garbage especially their solid waste since it the main cause/source of
pollution within the community.
 The Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) should ensure that they are
regular clean-up campaign within the community, mainly the cleaning of
drains and trenches to help reduce flooding when there is heavy rain fall.
 If the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) fails to collect garbage on
regular basis persons should bury their garbage and not burn them since it
can lead to air pollution causing harm to the health of residents and the
environment.
Conclusion
It can be concluded that the researcher has learnt the various ways in which
garbage is being collected and disposed in the village of Beezie Enmore along with
the time frame of which garbage is being collected within the village.