Urbanization and Solid Waste Management Challenges, in Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia

Yitbarek Andualem Mekonnen


Urbanization is refers to the population shift from rural to urban area and gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas. It is growing issue, in Addis Ababa city the numbers of population is rapidly increasing time to time every year, this has many challenge on community of different infrastructures like solid waste management properly in city. This study review the major influences of urbanization on solid waste management and consequent of solid waste production and their management problems in Addis Ababa city starting from 2013-2017. There are many challenges of solid waste management in Addis Ababa city through the year, these are urban management problem, Physical constraints, budgeting and low community participation in city is majors. Inadequate management of municipal solid waste has many impacts on community every year. These impacts are socio- economical impact and environmental impact.

Keywords: sources, generation, collection, transport, disposal, waste management, challenges, Addis Ababa city

DOI: 10.7176/CER/11-5-02

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5790 ISSN (Online)2225-0514

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