Exploring the People’s Perception and Attitude towards Solid Waste Management in Commercial Area: A Case of Sango, Ogun State Nigeria

Authors : Onukogu Humphrey Franciscoa; Mohd Rusli Yacob; Abdullahi Adamu

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7513572

Commercial areas are among the key places in municipalities that generate quite ample amount of solid waste of various kindsmajorly due to inefficient waste managementsystems.However, public participation has a direct bearing on efficient solid waste management andthus, peoples’ perception and attitude towards solid waste have significant influence on success of the solid waste management system. The objective of the present study is to explore the peoples’ attitude and perception towards solid waste in commercial area of Sango, Ogun State, Nigeria.A survey wasemployed on 200 randomly selected vendorsfromcommercial areas of Sangousing a self-administered, validated questionnaire as the research instrument. The data was analyses with the aid of statistical pages (SPSSv23 and MS Excel) using both descriptive statistics and interferential (Pearson Correlation). The result of the study shows that the respondents have shown high level of positive perception and attitude towards solid waste management in the commercial area. More so, age has the strongest relationship with attitude towards solid waste management while level of education has the strongest relationship with their perception about the solid waste management.Based on the study result, it can be concluded that attitude and perception about solid waste management is positively related with age and level of education. Thus, it can be recommended that efforts should be geared towards bringing people into solid waste management in public places such as commercial areas in order to tap from the benefit of the positive perception and good attitudes they held towards waste management.

Keywords : Attitude, Commercial area,Nigeria, Perception, Solid waste


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