Attitude and Pattern of Solid Waste Management Practices among Residents of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area Lagos State, Nigeria
of solid waste pollutes the environment and poses a health risk to the public. This study therefore examined
the attitude and pattern of solid waste management practices among the residents
of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government area, Lagos State.
The study employed a descriptive
cross-sectional design. A Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 600
respondents for the study. A validated semi-structured interviewer administered
questionnaire was used for data collection. Descriptive and inferential statistics
were conducted to give statistical responses to the research questions and hypotheses
using SPSS version 23.
The mean age of respondents
was 38.28±12.48years. More than half (51%) of the respondents were male. Majority
(91%) of the respondents had positive attitude towards solid waste management. More
(61.8%) of the respondents’ reported that they had waste bins in their houses. Less
than half 247(41.2%) of the respondents did not separate their wet and dry waste
before they disposal. Few (15.8%) of the respondents’ burned their waste. There
is a significant relationship between resident’s attitude (r =0.14, p=0.00) and their solid waste disposal practice.
Most of the
respondents had a positive attitude towards proper waste management and poor practice
of solid waste management. It is recommended that the government through the federal
and state ministries of Health and Environment should create awareness via seminars,
radio, televisions, and social media to teach best practices in waste management.
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