American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 26-30
Received: Dec. 14, 2018;
Accepted: Feb. 27, 2019;
Published: Mar. 27, 2019
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Adimias Wendimagegn, Department of Statistics, College of Natural and Computational Science, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Most of the developed countries recognized that solid waste management is very crucial for survival (economically) in addition to secure the safety of environment and human health. However, the developing countries like Ethiopia, let alone use its economic benefits, because of various reasons they are dumping of wastes in unauthorized sites, which easily expose to harsh hazards, like environmental pollution and health problem. Hence, the overall objective of the study is to describe and analyze the household solid waste management current situation and examine the influence of demographics, socio-cultural and institutional factors on the factor influencing of solid waste management at household level in the town. The data used in this study for the analysis were obtained from statistical survey by self-administered questioner and direct personal interview method with reference to a total of 1166 households which were selected through simple random sampling. Logistic regression model was used to identify factors that influencing solid waste management at household level in the study area. Though all households have temporary storage in their home, they did not store wastes separately based on its nature. The empirical analyses, using the logistic regression model, shows that, household head educational level, household’s willingness to pay for waste collector, household’s awareness on solid waste management service are the major determinants of household solid waste management in the study area. Moreover, the qualitative analyses, using the interview, show that manpower, budget, and facilities such as container, adequate vehicles, waste gown, and gloves are the other major factors of solid waste management at household level in debre Birhan town.
Determinant of Solid-Waste Management in Debre Birhan Town, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics.
Vol. 8, No. 1,
2019, pp. 26-30.
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