Municipal Waste Management at the Source of Municipalities in Trang Province

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Salee Incharoen
Kamonrat Nunkong
Wilawan Sipon
Suphatra Jaimoa
Vasuton Tanvatanakul
Koolarb Rudtanasudjatum

Abstract

The objective of this concurrent parallel design of a mixed - method research was to study the situation of municipal waste management at the source of municipalities in Trang Province. Ninety key informants from 10 municipalities included municipality workers, health networking leaders, and residents. We used a checklist and a questionnaire to gather the quantitative data, and the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. In addition, qualitative data were collected using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, and the data were analyzed by content analysis. The results of the study showed that: 1) the management of municipal waste at the source of the municipalities reduced the source of waste by using the 3Rs principle (77.33%), while the least management was product and container design to reduce the amount of waste at the source (5.56%), and 2) inspection of municipal waste management at the source of the municipalities was by the supervisor/waste collector (70.00%). The most detected problem was the dumping of waste (boundary area) (90.00%), the management problem found the most was the waste smear warning sign and taking social measures/community constitution (50.00%).

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