This paper examines pattern and techniques for municipal waste disposal and the consequent on the health of the population. Data were sought and obtained from observations and administration of semi-structured scheduled interviews to key societal stakeholders and duty-bearers. Findings reveal that unprecedented waste generation in Kaduna Metropolis were spurred by emergent historical population growth. Themajor municipal waste identified include; biodegradables, non- biodegradables, recyclables and inert materials. These were household and industrially generated. Wastes are derelict at open spaces within and between the neighbourhoods; roadsides and channels of river Kaduna, very insignificant area takes their waste to designated dump sites. Preponderant of infectious diseases and annual occurrence of flooding of river Kaduna are linked to improper disposal of wastes, uncollected wastes are threatening human lives and eco-system sustainability. Functional interventions through institutionalisation of public capacity building programmes were identified as sine qua non for effective and efficient waste management at long-run.
Keywords: Municipal wastes, Population growth, Disposal, Refuges areas, Dumping sites, Kaduna Metropolis.