Citizen’s Perception of Solid Waste Management
Solid Waste Disposal Options for Citizens in MMAs Proper disposal of refuse helps reduce the spread of preventable disease in our communities.
• Majority of citizens in MMAs dispose off their waste at the public dumpsite. 54 percent disposed their rubbish by depositing them at the nearest dumpsite in their local area.
• 34 percent have their garbage collected from their door step
• 8 percent bury or burn their rubbish from a baseline of 15 percent whilst 3 percent from a baseline of 7 percent throw their rubbish in the open space percent.
Accessibility to Sanitary Sites
• 44 percent of respondents cited the unavailability of dumpsite, 32 percent the distance from the dumpsite and 11 percent of citizens cited the cost of using the dumpsite as the reason why they dispose of waste in the open.
Efficiency of Solid Waste Collection
• The efficiency of solid waste collection was measured by the number of dumpsites available in MMAs, the frequency of cleaning the dumpsites, the neatness of dumpsites, and citizens’ behaviour at the dumpsites.
• Majority of citizens were not satisfied with the efficiency of public dumpsites. 52 percent of respondents said dumpsites were not efficient while 26 percent said they were efficient.
Quality of Solid Waste Collection
• The house to house collection of waste addresses challenges with waste management and is thought to be an efficient way of ensuring that waste collection is fully paid for by the citizens.
• Significant number of citizens are unsatisfied with waste management services
• Only 36 percent of respondents expressed satisfaction with door-to-door waste collection offered in MMAs.
• 42 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied with the efficiency and equity of door-to-door waste
• 44 percent of citizens were not satisfied with the frequency of door-to-door garbage collection and another 43 percent reported that they were dissatisfied about the neatness of collection trucks and equipment used by the service providers.