A Web-based Solid Waste Management System for Sierra Leone
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The generation of waste is a continuous process as long as human activities are going on in the world. To address the threats that waste poses to life in general, it is important to manage waste properly. Waste management is the handling of solid refuse through the use of good waste management practices such as reuse, recycling and reduction. This research developed a webbased solid waste management system with the aim to promote a sustainable waste management system in Sierra Leone. The use of this developed system can help the local governments in Sierra Leone to track valuable information such as locations of collection sites; public waste bins; landfills; illegal dumping sites; trash collection schedules; and youth groups involving in waste management activities. By doing so, the local governments can ease their work in effectively managing waste to secure a clean environment in Sierra Leone. The system also stressed on promoting the slogan Trash is Money to encourage youth groups to launch business startups in the area of waste management. It thus has a feature for youth groups to register and manage their waste collection service clients. To practically make use of this feature, a youth group called eWomen Waste Management was launched as part of this thesis. The system is a ASP.NET Web-based application and it was developed using the IDE Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 with C# as the programming language. Extensive Software packages or technologies used for the development of the application are MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 17, GITHUB and GIT.