Factors Affecting Household Solid Waste Management in Ishaka Division, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality

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Table of Contents

DECLARATION ........................................................................................................................................... i

SUPERVISORS‟ APPROVAL..................................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION............................................................................................................................................. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................................................... iv

LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................................................................................... viii

LIST OF TABLES....................................................................................................................................... ix

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS....................................................................................................................... x

DEFINITION OF SIGNIFICANT TERMS ................................................................................................ xi

ABSTRACT................................................................................................................................................ xii

CHAPTER ONE...........................................................................................................................................1

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................1

1.1 Background of the study .........................................................................................................................1

1.2 Problem statement...................................................................................................................................2

1.3 Objectives of the study............................................................................................................................3

1.3.1 General objective .............................................................................................................................3

1.3.2 Specific objectives...........................................................................................................................3

1.4 Research Questions.................................................................................................................................3

1.5 Significance of the Study ........................................................................................................................3

1.6 Description of the conceptual framework...............................................................................................4

CHAPTER TWO ..........................................................................................................................................6

LITERATURE REVIEW .............................................................................................................................6

2.1 Introduction.............................................................................................................................................6

2.2 Factors affecting waste disposal .............................................................................................................6

2.3. Methods Employed In Waste Management ...........................................................................................9

2.4 Summary of the literature review............................................................................................................9

CHAPTER THREE ....................................................................................................................................10

METHODOLOGY .....................................................................................................................................10

3.1 Introduction...........................................................................................................................................10

3.2 Study design..........................................................................................................................................10

3.3 Study area..............................................................................................................................................10

3.4 Study population ...................................................................................................................................10

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3.5 Sample size estimation..........................................................................................................................10

3.6 Sampling technique...............................................................................................................................11

3.7 Data collection techniques....................................................................................................................12

3.8 Data analysis.........................................................................................................................................12

3.9 Data quality control...............................................................................................................................12

3.10 Ethical consideration...........................................................................................................................12

3.11 Limitations for the survey...................................................................................................................12

CHAPTER FOUR.......................................................................................................................................13

ANALYSIS , PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS ...........................................13

4.1. Introduction..........................................................................................................................................13

4.2. Demographic characteristics of the respondents..................................................................................13

4.3 Categories of solid waste generated in households...............................................................................14

4.3.1 Solid waste storage and segregation ..............................................................................................14

4.3.2 Frequency of waste collection from households............................................................................15

4.4 Methods of waste management.............................................................................................................15

4.4.1 Responsible person for solid waste management...........................................................................16

4.4.2 Concerns expressed by residents towards solid waste management..............................................16

4.5 Attitude towards solid waste management............................................................................................17

CHAPTER FIVE ........................................................................................................................................18

DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ..............................................................18

5.1 Introduction...........................................................................................................................................18

5.2 Discussion.............................................................................................................................................18

5.2.1 Socio-demographic Characteristics................................................................................................18

5.2.2 Types of solid waste generated ......................................................................................................18

5.2.3 Methods of solid waste management.............................................................................................19

5.2.4 Attitude of the respondents towards solid waste management ......................................................19

5. 3 Conclusions..........................................................................................................................................20

5.4 Recommendations.................................................................................................................................21

REFERENCES ...........................................................................................................................................22

APPENDIX I: LETTER OF PERMISSION TO CONDUCT THE STUDY.............................................25

APPENDIX II: CONSENT FORM ............................................................................................................26

APPENDIX III: QUESTIONNAIRE..........................................................................................................27

ABSTRACT Introduction The overall goal of urban solid waste management is to collect, treat and dispose of solid waste generated by all urban population groups in an environmentally and socially satisfactory manner using the most economical means available. Objective To determine the factors affecting household solid waste management in Ishaka Division Bushenyi Ishaka municipality Methods The study was a cross-sectional study that used quantitative methods of data collection. The study was conducted in Ishaka Division, Ishaka–Bushenyi Municipality. The study population comprised of heads of selected households in Ishaka Division Bushenyi Ishaka municipality. A semi-structured interviewer administered questionnaire was used to collect quantitative data from the respondents. Filled-in questionnaires were checked for completeness and consistency of the responses. Data entry was done using Microsoft Excel. Discussion Results from this study have shown that most respondents believe that providing public education could improve the waste management situation. Other studies done elsewhere have previously suggested that such awareness could increase participation in solid waste management initiatives(Zhuang etal., 2008). The major categories of solid waste generated in households were the easily biodegradable food remains followed by the non-biodegradable plastics then papers. This is in agreement with a study conducted by (Christen et al., 2014). The study also found out that crude damping was the most practiced method of waste disposal as opposed to better methods like segregation and composting. These findings are true as earlier noticed in a study conducted by (Mukui, 2013) in Nairobi. Conclusion Solid waste management practices such as storage and disposal practices in the division were unsatisfactory, and separation and composting were minimally practiced. Recommendations Recycling of waste should be encouraged by the division authorities‟ government. The authorities should also promote private sector waste management to enhance recycling of waste. There is a need for concerned authorities to engage residents of Ishaka Division to improve their practices in solid waste management such as waste separation and disposal.

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KIBOIGO, K (2022). Factors Affecting Household Solid Waste Management in Ishaka Division, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-household-solid-waste-management-in-ishaka-division-bushenyi-ishaka-municipality

MLA 8th

KIBOIGO, KISAKYE "Factors Affecting Household Solid Waste Management in Ishaka Division, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 26 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-household-solid-waste-management-in-ishaka-division-bushenyi-ishaka-municipality. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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KIBOIGO, KISAKYE . "Factors Affecting Household Solid Waste Management in Ishaka Division, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 26 Jul. 2022. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-household-solid-waste-management-in-ishaka-division-bushenyi-ishaka-municipality >.

Chicago

KIBOIGO, KISAKYE . "Factors Affecting Household Solid Waste Management in Ishaka Division, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/factors-affecting-household-solid-waste-management-in-ishaka-division-bushenyi-ishaka-municipality