Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Solid Waste Management in Hawassa City, Ethiopia: Practices and Challenges

Solid Waste Management in Hawassa City, Ethiopia: Practices and Challenges
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Akalewold Fedilu Mohammed (School of Governance and Development Studies, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia)
Copyright: 2020
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Pages: 14
Source title: International Journal of Environmental Sustainability and Green Technologies (IJESGT)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ulas Akkucuk (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/IJESGT.2020010101


View Solid Waste Management in Hawassa City, Ethiopia: Practices and Challenges on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.


Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has emerged as one of the greatest challenges of improvement in Ethiopia. This study is conducted in Hawassa City, one of the fastest urbanizing cities in Ethiopia, to assess the existing solid waste management (SWM) practices and challenges observed in the city. The study relies on a case study research design. Sufficient data was gathered through rigorous interviews and field observations. It was also supported by quantitative data gathered from published and unpublished documents. The findings of the study revealed that the current SWM practices of Hawassa City are ineffective and inefficient. The major factors that contributed to the existing ineffective and inefficient SWM system in the City are insufficient collection coverage, improper storage, transportation and disposal, limited budget allocation, absence of standards for licensing private service providers, weak capacity of the municipality to enforce by-laws and create awareness to the community.

Related Content

Jose de Jesus Perez Bueno, Esmeralda Reséndiz Rojas, Jorge Morales Hernandez, Maria Luisa Mendoza López, Rufino Alberto Chávez Esquivel. © 2021. 12 pages.
Oluwole Daramola, Ayodeji Olatunji, Ademola A. Akanmu, Adewale Yoade, Deborah Bunmi Ojo, Babatunde Omotosho. © 2021. 11 pages.
Ben Robert Kneppers, Moacyr Bartholomeu Laruccia. © 2021. 9 pages.
Agus Maladi Irianto, Hadiyanto Hadiyanto. © 2021. 12 pages.
Naili Farida, Hari Susanta Nugraha, Agus Naryoso, Elia Ardyan. © 2021. 14 pages.
Ligia Gómez Racines, Isaias Acuña A., Carlos Alberto Mina Varela. © 2021. 21 pages.
Parama Bannerji. © 2021. 18 pages.
Body Bottom