Assessing Household Solid Waste Management: Cause of Ansho Town, Duna Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

Birhanu Hankamo Kintamo


Solid waste management remains a serious problem in most developing nations, even although it consumes a larger portion of the municipal budget. Thisarticle examines factors that might influence solid waste generation and solidwaste management behavior of households in Ansho Town southern Ethiopia. Simple random sampling techniques were employed to select 343 households forprimary data collection. The data were subjected to both descriptive and econometric technique of analysis. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to identify
households’ solid waste generation dominant factors. The result shows that meanweight waste generation by sample households was 0.21 kg per capita per day in the Town.  High proportion of the households’ waste (85.17%) was of biodegradable types such as food left over, wood, paper, and so on. The remaining 14.72% were non-biodegradable wastes such as plastic, textiles, leathers and glass.Based on the findings of this research, the households’ solid wastes generation rate for low, middle and high income families were measured to be 9.16 kg/day,10.88kg/day and 11.86 kg/day respectively. The multiple linear regression results showed that the quantity of solid waste generation of households Ansho Town was significantly affected by household size and household aggregate income.

Keywords: Households, multiple linear regression, solid waste management

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/55-02

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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