Safe Solid Waste Disposal
English: % of households that dispose of their solid waste in a safe way
French: % de ménages qui s’occupent de leurs déchets solides d'une manière sûre
Portuguese: % de agregados familiares que depositam os seus resíduos sólidos de forma segura
Czech: % domácností, které se bezpečně zbavují pevného odpadu
What is its purpose?
The indicator assesses the proportion of households who dispose of their solid waste in a way that does not threaten their or other households’ health (arising, for example, from the breeding of flies and rodents or from polluting water sources).
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:
RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTION (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)
Q1: Where do you dispose of your household’s solid waste?
1) bury it
2) burn it
3) carry to a designated trash can/ dump
4) carry it to an unofficial dump
5) other – specify: …………………………
NOTE: Only answers 1-3 count as “safe disposal” (option 3 only if it is an officially designated place posing no health hazards).
Calculate the indicator's value by dividing the number of households that dispose of their solid waste in a safe way (i.e. answers 1-3) by the total number of interviewed respondents and multiplying the result by 100.