Adetitun, D. O.* and Oyeyiola, G.P.
Air samples of the immediate environment of two government refuse dump receptacles in Ilorin metropolis were analysed. Key informant interviews using structured questionnaires were administered to nearby traders in the immediate environment of the refuse dump receptacles to ascertain the types of waste dumped in the receptacles, time waste accumulates before being emptied and recommendations on waste disposal. The samples were analysed and eight bacteria and nine fungi were isolated. The bacteria were Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, Micrococcus sp, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus sp, Escherichia coli and Enterobacter aerogenes. The isolated fungi were Cephalosporium sp, Geotrichum candidum, Mucor mucedo, Fusarium sp, Rhizopus stolonifer, Penicillium italicum, Cladosporium sp, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus. The presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and Aspergillus flavus were determined to indicate a potential health hazard to the environment.
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