By Dr Sunday Edinyang & Titus Edet Etefia
This study sought to examine the relationship between solid waste disposal strategies and community health of the people of Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. To guide the study, two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of two hundred (200) respondents was randomly selected from the population of four thousand and three (4003) community members. A questionnaire tagged “Solid Waste Disposal Strategies and Community Health of the people Questionnaire (SWDSCHQ)” was used for data collection. The content and faces validity were established; and reliability range of .75 and .83 was established using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used for data analysis. Results of the data analysis revealed that open dumping method of solid waste disposal and burying method significantly relate with the health of the people of Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Based on the results, the researchers recommended that adequate waste disposal options should be provided for households, and municipal authorities should ensure that wastes are collected and disposed accordingly.