Household-Level Needs Assessment on Solid Waste Management of Selected Residents Living Along Tullahan Riverways: A Tool Guide for Barangay Project Development

20 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2015 Last revised: 6 Jan 2016

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Sheryl Renomeron Morales

Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Institute for Comparative and Advanced Studies (Icas Phils); National Youth Congress 2013; Subanen-Muslim-Christian Relations of Zamboanga del Sur

Date Written: January 5, 2015

Abstract

The intention of this paper is to provide needs assessment analysis for Sitio SAMASAPE and NAMAPA areas of Brgy. North Fariview living along the Tullahan riverways. The researcher used quantitative survey and descriptive survey of the households at the areas. The survey was conducted using a structured questionnaire that covered three parts; (i) checklist on the type of wastes produced by each households; (ii) methods of waste disposal; (iii) attitude-scale on solid waste management (participation and motivation, environmental awareness, purchase decision, and government initiatives). The findings show that most of the households produced kitchen and compostable wastes which are biodegradable having the highest percentage; recyclable and residual wastes that are non-biodegradable as second; and special waste like (ex. bulk and hazardous) as third. Findings also show that most of the households rely on local government's garbage collection and few practice recycling, composting and reusing. Despite of city ordinance, still some of the households burn their waste and dump/throw in riverways. The findings on household attitude scale towards solid waste management is good and positive. They have highly shown confidence on local government's effort to solve the problem on solid waste issues.

Therefore, the research would like to provide tool guide with emphasis on solid waste management, which the researcher believes is crucial in a barangay development plan considering that domestic waste forms are one of the key problems of every local government unit and takes a substantial amount of resources both in the collection, segregation and the disposal of domestic waste. In the end, a dynamic response system is essential in designing such tool guide to community-based programs, indicating both the feedback and planning elements that is rigourously integrated and thereby considered dynamic.

Keywords: solid waste management, methods of disposal, types of waste, community-based

JEL Classification: D19

Suggested Citation

Morales, Sheryl Renomeron, Household-Level Needs Assessment on Solid Waste Management of Selected Residents Living Along Tullahan Riverways: A Tool Guide for Barangay Project Development (January 5, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2684406 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2684406

Sheryl Renomeron Morales (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( email )

Don Fabian St.
Barangay Commonwealth
Quezon City
Philippines

Institute for Comparative and Advanced Studies (Icas Phils) ( email )

Philippines

National Youth Congress 2013 ( email )

Philippines

Subanen-Muslim-Christian Relations of Zamboanga del Sur ( email )

Philippines

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