Domestic and Industrial Solid Waste Management Efforts for Greener Development in Shashemane Municipality, Ethiopia

Habtamu Degefa Debelie


Waste management contributes to two third of employment opportunity in the developed world though it is at infant stage in Ethiopia. This study was designed to assess the status of solid waste management in Shashemane city.  3% of the inhabitants were selected by stratified random sampling from representative ketenas of the sample sub-cities. Field survey, measurements, interview, focus group discussion and consultative workshops were used to gather information. The result showed the types of waste generated, as expressed by 80.3% of the respondent, is mostly organic. 29% of the respondents were served by trash collectors; 17% were packing the waste and dispose to the final disposal containers and 45.1% of the respondents were mainly disposing in the open field. Regulating waste management, as 42.3% of the respondents, is not know. Therefore, awareness raising, public involvement and commitment of the concerned actors are crucial.

Keywords: Shashemane, organic, trash collectors, solid wastes, house service type

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