Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Waste Evacuation in the Central Business District of Jos Town, Plateau State, Nigeria
The study analyzed the public willingness to pay for waste evacuation in the Central Business District (CBD) in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The study used a structured questionnaires and observation techniques. A total of 220 questionnaires was distributed, 200 were returned and used for final analysis. Charts, percentages and descriptive methods were used to present the results of the research. A Correlation analysis determined the relationship between the effectiveness of waste evacuation and willingness to pay. The result revealed that the public is willing to pay for waste evacuation but some cannot afford the present payment structure which was N 1,000 weekly. Findings showed that 65% were willing to pay N 200 or less weekly, while 20% were willing to pay N 500 weekly for waste evacuation. Government should collaborate with private sectors to come up with ingenious ways of paying for waste evacuation using different modes of payment. Similarly, sanitary inspectors should pay more attention to performance, monitoring and accountability to justify the payments made for waste evacuation in the study area.