H10. Usual manner of garbage disposal
How does your household usually dispose of your kitchen garbage such as leftover food, peeling of fruits and vegetables, fish and chicken entrails, etc.?
(Please cross out one of the selections below)
 Picked-up by garbage truck
 Dumping in individual pit (not burned)
 Feeding to Animals
 Others, specify ___
Picked up by garbage truck
Dumping in individual pit (not burned)
Composting (later used as fertilizer)
Feeding to animals
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
H10 Usual manner of garbage disposal
The proportion of households with access to sanitary manner of garbage disposal provides knowledge of the environmental living conditions and is therefore essential for health planners in the formulation of plans and programs to improve general health conditions.
Inquire from the respondent the manner by which the household disposes its kitchen garbage such as leftover food, peelings of fruits and vegetables, fish and chicken entrails, etc. If the household has various ways of disposing its kitchen garbage, ask for the manner used most of the time.
Described below are some of the more common methods of disposal used in the country.
Determine which of these methods best describes the practice of the household. Cross out the circle of one of the selections below.
1 Picked-up by service garbage truck - when the local government or a private contractor manages the systematic collection of garbage in the community through the use of garbage trucks/carts.
2 Dumping in individual pit (not burned) - when garbage is simply thrown in pits whether inside the yard or vacant lots and left to decay.
3 Burning - when the household dumps its garbage in an open space or pit and burns it.
4 Composting - when garbage is composted, that is, allowed to decay under controlled conditions and the composted materials are collected later for use as soil conditioner or fertilizer.
5 Burying - when the garbage is thrown in pit and then covered with soil.
6 Feeding to animals - when the garbage is given to animals as feed.
7 Others, specify - if the household you are interviewing disposes its kitchen garbage in a manner different from those
This variable indicates the usual manner the household disposes its kitchen garbage.