The one- time held historical and cultural reputation the Enugu city was the cleanest city in Nigeria is fast fading away. in its place great Pyramids of refuse are found at every junction and street corner begging for removal despite of public out cry, public enlightenment programmes on personal hygiene and environmental health. The refuse heaps blocks the gutters and drain, obstruct traffic flow,, pollute the air encourage instead and trident breeding and the spread of disease.
The National sanitation exercise which was introduce by the head of state General Mohammed Buhari (1984) had then help to check indiscrimate differing of refuse along the streets, but today the story is different since the assumption of chief Olusugn Obasnjo as the president of Nigeria he put an end to it.
Even with the introduction of monthly environmental sanitation any the state government it is still unable to meet the standard.
Refuse was formally collected from house to house and transferred into a open van. but today the ones that are still use are put in smaller vehicles and not properly covered, as the vehicle moves on almost all of it spill on the street.
Therefore the general objective of this study is to critically examine the refuse management problems in Enugu metropolis in terms of patterns, storage and final disposal with a view to findings solution to Len.