JEP  Vol.6 No.12 , December 2015
Household Waste Management; Voices of Residents of Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria
Abstract: Background: Waste management is the generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and residual disposition of social waste. The various methods of waste disposal include: recycling, composting, barging, burying, landfills method, incineration, and the use of mechanical destructors. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of house hold waste management among the respondents and the factors affecting their choice of method. Methodology: This was a cross sectional descriptive study. There were 270 respondents. The study was carried out among households in Anaocha LGA of Anambra state. The study made use of a semi-structured interviewer administered questionnaire. Result: Majority had good knowledge of waste management and portrayed good attitude towards waste management practices. The commonest method of waste disposal practiced by the community was burning and majority practiced the various methods because the methods were convenient for them. Conclusion: The study showed that people, despite having good knowledge and attitude towards waste management still practiced wrong methods.
Cite this paper: Azuike, E. , Nwabueze, S. , Onyemachi, P. , Egenti, B. , Okafor, K. , Aniemena, R. , Udedibia, I. and Nwodo, J. (2015) Household Waste Management; Voices of Residents of Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Protection, 6, 1394-1401. doi: 10.4236/jep.2015.612121.

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