Knowledge attitude and practice of solid waste management in Lwengo Community
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Solid waste refers to all non-liquid waste and is a result of human and animal activities. As sustainable development is pursued down to the local levels, it is associated with urbanization, rising standards of living and population growth which in turn result into increased generation of solid waste. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge attitude and practice of solid waste management in Lwengo community in order to get the SWM perspective in a rural area. Convenient sampling was used to select five villages from the subcounty and systematic sampling was used to select 25 households from each village. a total of 110 respondents were interviewed. The results showed that level of awareness about the impacts of improper solid waste management was significantly associated with knowledge of SWM (P-value = 0.002) while all other factors like age, gender, income, family size were not significantly associated with KAP of SWM since P-values were greater than 0.05. The recommendations were for all policy makers and implementers to focus on SWM. The research concluded that level of awareness about the impacts of improper SWM was associated with the knowledge about SWM.