Ubi, Arikpo Bassey, Bassey, Oham Sunday
This study examined economic-based demographic variables and attitude of urban dwellers towards solid waste disposal in Calabar Education Zone, Cross River State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Population consisted of all adults and youths across the study area. A sample of 600 respondents was selected using stratified random and accidental sampling techniques. A questionnaire tagged Economic-Based Demographic Variables and Attitude of Urban Dwellers towards Solid Waste Disposal Questionnaire (EBDVASWDQ) was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient and the internal consistency was estimated to be 0.76. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Independent T-test were used to test the study’s hypotheses. The analysis revealed that each of the investigated economic-based demographic variables of occupational status and income level significantly influenced attitude of urban dwellers towards solid waste disposal. Inclusive among the recommendations was that the government should provide waste bins to individuals at low cost and waste receptacles should be located near households for easy access.