Arikpo Bassey Ubi, Dr Etim Nkanu Efut & Vincent Ita Oyamo
This study investigated demographic variables and attitude of urban dwellers towards solid waste disposal in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. It was guided by two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select four local government areas from the seven local government areas that make up Calabar Education Zone. Accidental sampling techniques was used to administer the questionnaire, which was the main instrument used for data collection. A sample of 600 respondents was selected for the study. 561 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and used for data analysis. The reliability of the instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient which ranged from 0.71-0.86. Independent t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that the demographic variables (gender and age) significantly influence attitude of urban dwellers towards solid waste disposal in Calabar Education Zone. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the Cross River State Ministry of Environment should carry out sensitization/awareness campaigns to promote the use of waste bins for solid waste disposal in Calabar Education Zone.