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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Public-private sector partnership in household waste management as perceived by residents in south-west Nigeria

Ezebilo, Eugene Ejike; Animasaun, Dare Emmanuel


In most developing countries public-private sector partnership is becoming increasingly applied in household waste management service delivery especially in urban areas to reduce cost and improve effectiveness. This paper reports a study of householders' perceptions of public-private sector partnership in provision of household waste management services in Ilorin, south-west Nigeria. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 224 households for the study. The data generated from the survey were analysed using a binary logit model. The results show that most of the respondents were of the opinion that the public-private partnership has not been able to improve household waste management services. Time taken to visit solid waste collection point, income and marital status negatively influenced their perceptions, while activities of sanitary inspectors, occupation and gender had positive influence. The public-private partnership will be more effective and sustainable if the public sector could pay more attention to performance monitoring and accountability.


Waste management; perceptions; public-private partnership; sustainability; environmental quality; rating

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Waste Management and Research
2012, volume: 30, number: 8, pages: 781-788

Authors' information

Ezebilo, Eugene Ejike
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Animasaun, Dare Emmanuel

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
SDG17 Partnerships for the goals

UKÄ Subject classification

Economics and Business
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Social Sciences

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