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Type Journal Article - The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management
Title Households' Perception, Attitudes and Expectations on Solid Waste Management in Kampala, Uganda
Author(s)
Volume 40
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 335-348
URL http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jswt/jswt/2014/00000040/00000004/art00005
Abstract
The study assessed household perception, attitude and expectations (PAE) on SWM in Kampala
City and how PAE influenced household willingness to pay (WTP) for SWM services. The
administrative Divisions of Kampala used in this study were purposively stratified according to
parishes. Questionnaires were used as the main means of data collection on PAE. The determinants
of WTP were established using the Logistic regression model while Tobit model was
used to explain the factors that determine the maximum amount of money households were
willing to pay. Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) was used to determine the value households
attach to solid waste management services. Most households (59.9%) were not satisfied
with solid waste management (SWM) services and perceived it as bad (35.7%) or very bad
(22.9%). WTP for solid waste management services were by 48.1% of the households surveyed.
Residents were on average WTP Ugandan Shillings 5,382 (USD 2.909) per month. The
factors influencing WTP were gender (p<0.001), age (p=0.012), education level (p<0.001), income
(p<0.001), marital status (p=0.036), household size (p<0.001) and migration status
(p=0.045).

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