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Assessment of Household Solid Waste Management and Hygienic Practice in Yebu Town, Jimma Zone, South Western Ethiopia | Abstract
International Journal of Waste Resources

International Journal of Waste Resources
Open Access

ISSN: 2252-5211

+441518081309

Abstract

Assessment of Household Solid Waste Management and Hygienic Practice in Yebu Town, Jimma Zone, South Western Ethiopia

Abraham Teym*

Background: Increasing amount of solid waste is being generated as a result of rapid rate of urbanization and economic growth. This in turn presents greater difficulties for waste disposal. The problem is more acute in developing countries where the pace of urbanization is faster. Urbanization introduces society to a new, modern way of life, an improved level of awareness, new skills, a learning process, and so on.

Objective: The main objective of this study is to assess the household solid waste management and hygienic practice in Yebu town, Jimma Zone, Oromia Region, south west Ethiopia from Feb to April, 2018.

Methodology: A community based cross- sectional study will be conducted in Yebu town, from February to April 2018 to assess the household solid waste management and hygiene practice in Yebu town. Data will be collected using questionnaires and observations. Data will be collected through interview and observation.

Result: The majority of the households, (36%) disposed solid wastes through municipality and 95.7% of the households had temporary storage means for solid waste. About 94.3% of the respondents revealed that the responsibility of waste management is left for women and girls. 83.7% of households had latrines and almost majority were simple traditional pits latrine. From those households with latrine the habit of hand-washing after defecation was reported to be about 64.3%. The habit of hand washing after defecation is significantly associated with the educational status of the respondents.

Conclusion: This study revealed that household management of waste in the community of Yebu town is poor in terms of their liquid waste management. More than seventy five percent of the households flush away their waste water indiscriminately. But it is moderately good in terms of their solid waste management. This study also revealed that households’ management of solid waste in the community is moderately good. The habit of hand washing after defecation is significantly associated with the educational status of the respondents.

Published Date: 2021-09-04; Received Date: 2021-08-13

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