HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 5 no. 1 (2013)

Sanitation Practices of the Residents of a Community in an Asian Developing Country

Marjorie Astorias-Española | Mary Joy D. Bantillo



Sanitation is essential for people to have a healthy life. People should monitor their practices in managing wastes. The clean surrounding ensures that people are safe and free from diseases. They study investigated the sanitation practices of the residents and verified their household waste, its effect to their lives and the usual garbage that exists in the area. This descriptive study utilized the researcher-made-questionnaire during the data gathering. Results showed that out of 43 household respondents, 51.1% finished their education in high school level. Majority of them are housekeepers. The truck collected most of their garbage. They practiced recycling process such as reusing of plastic, torn papers and collecting bottles. The residents have poor attitudes and perceptions towards waste handling, but they practiced recycling and segregation of waste. Sanitation practice affects one’s health and community. Disease and pollution can be avoided. The local community should take some livelihood activities to the community related to the recycling process for the housewives to supplement income. The women should establish appropriate attitudes and perceptions towards waste disposal through formal and informal learning. The people should strictly enforce policies like “TAPAT, MO LINIS MO” (Clean the surroundings in front of yours) for their own benefit.