Determinants of Solid Waste Disposal Practices in Urban Areas of Ethiopia: A Household-Level Analysis

  • D Abebaw


Waste management is a growing public concern in Ethiopia. This study examined the patterns and determinants of solid waste disposal practices adopted by families using a random sample of 200 households from Jimma town. The descriptive results revealed that open-dumping, burying, burning and composting are the four most important kinds of household solid waste disposal practices. Estimation results of a reduced-form multinomial log it suggest that household choices of these practices are determined by a certain combination of family size, gender of household head, length of residence, age and education of the head of household, and education of children. This short article provides useful insights into sustainable solid waste management practices in Jimma town.

EASSRR Vol. 24 (1) 2008: pp. 1-14

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