Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 7, Issue 2,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Municipal solid waste management at Salt City in Jordan: Community perspective


Bassim E. Abbassi 1*, Hassan Khrisat 2, Qasem Alnewashi 1

Recieved Date: 2009-01-21, Accepted Date: 2009-04-10


Current managerial practices of municipal solid waste at Salt City in Jordan are facing a variety of problems. This study aims to evaluate the existing Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) through surveying the citizen’s perspectives pertaining to quality of services, awareness level of the present MSWM and their willingness to participate in MSWM. The current status of the MSWM evaluated through questionnaire distribution among all segments of the residents. The collected data has been analyzed based on Likert scale, community satisfaction, level of awareness and readiness to participate in waste recycling projects. The results showed that approximately 60% of the respondents expressed low level of satisfaction with the services related to the quality of solid waste management and the cleanliness services. The results also indicated that citizens’ satisfaction is obviously influenced by the demographic variables. The results have demonstrated clearly that the respondents are willing to participate in waste recycling projects. There were a significant evidences that participation in waste management policies not only depends on education level, but also on demographical determinants. This unique study at Salt City reveals that improvement measures on current MSWM are urgently needed and further studies and initiatives are required.


Solid waste, management, community perspective, questionnaire, statistical analysis

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2009
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 740-745

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