Households’ Demand for Better Solid Waste Disposal Services: Case Study of Four Communities in the New Juaben Municipality, Ghana

Mustapha Alhassan, Jamal Mohammed


This paper uncovers the demand of households in four communities (Srodae, Effiduase, Koforidua-ada, and Betom) in the New Juaben Municipality in Ghana for better solid waste disposal services. The study used the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) and the respondents were selected by means of simple random sampling for interviewing. The Willingness to Pay (WTP) was elicited using single bounded Dichotomous Choice (DC) format and the data were analyzed using the probit model as one of the efficient and priori superior procedures used in analyzing binary response data. The median WTP was GHC 2.23 (US$ 1.13) per household per month and the mean WTP was GHC 3.67 (US$ 1.85) per household per month. The most significant and influencing factors that affect WTP in this study are the environmental safety concern of the respondent, level of satisfaction of current waste disposal services, education, household size, length of stay in the current residence, walking time to public dumpster, and sex of respondent.

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