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Willingness to pay for improved residential waste management in a developing country

Authors: E. E. Ezebilo,

Publish Date: 2013/02/13
Volume: 10, Issue:3, Pages: 413-422
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In most developing countries policies and frameworks that govern solid waste management strategies have often been directed at the waste management service providers and less attention is often given to the demand side of the problem. This paper reports a study regarding householders’ willingness to pay for improved residential solid waste management. The data for the study originated from a contingent valuation survey that was conducted in 236 households in Ilorin city in Kwara State, Nigeria. A binary logit model was used to account for some factors influencing the respondents’ willingness to pay. The results show that more than 80 % of the respondents were in support of the residential waste management. The respondents were willing to pay an average of 3,660 Nigerian Naira (US $24) each year. Income, education, dwelling type and whether the respondent is satisfied with private sector participation in provision of waste management service positively influenced the respondents’ willingness to pay. The price, gender, household size and activities of sanitary inspectors had negative influence. The findings from this study could contribute to the knowledge regarding the design of a more sustainable residential waste management strategy in Nigeria and other countries that have similar conditions.I thank all Ilorin residents who spent their valuable time in attending the survey. Appreciation goes to Emmanuel Animasaun of Malmö University for helping in collecting the data. I thank anonymous persons who reviewed this paper for their useful comments. This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.



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