Municipal Solid Waste Management Practice in Burayu Town Oromia Regional State Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


The Solid Waste is Gold if it is Properly held This study is aimed at the overall assessment of municipal solid waste management practice of Burayu town. Specifically, the study focused on objectives which include estimate per-capita household solid waste output per day of selected household or generation rate waste disposal system of the town, identify environmental and health impact of dumping site and evaluate the level of awareness and attitude of the communities towards solid waste management practices in Burayu town. The survey was worked in Gefersa Burayu, Gefersa Guje and Gefersa Nono kebeles. The primary data were gathered through interviews, questionnaires, group discussion and field observations. The secondary data were also gathered from journal, different website, and book, published and un published sources. A stratified random sampling technique was used to select the study units. A total of 410 respondents (370 households (HHs) and 40 key informants purposively sampled) participated in the study. The total family from the sample households divides the overall waste produced from the sample households over the collection time, which was 2 months (7-consiquetive workday). In this case, the total family from the sample households was 2184 and the number of waste collected over a two months from all households was 4486.5 Kg. Waste generation of Burayu town was 0.293Kg/cap/day. These values point out every resident in the town generates 0.293 kg/cap/day of solid waste. However, a 0.293kg/cap/day of waste generation per capita is very low compared to about the per capita waste generation of developed nation. Generally the investigation of this study suggest that the present status of Burayu town solid waste management is powerless and uncontrollable in terms of spatial coverage, technical, management facility, awareness or consciousness creation and service delivery at both municipality and household level. Finally, the study forwarded some relevant or crucial recommendations towards improving the solid waste management training.



Disposal System, Generation Rate, Solid Waste and Solid Waste Management