Kittinun Boonrod, Pradipunt Thongtam na Ayudhaya, Yupin YuenYong
Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Phetchaburi, Thailand


The study is survey research. The objectives are to investigate behaviors and points of view of households in Petchaburi Municipality, Petchaburi Province. Households’ heads or its representatives in Municipality, Petchaburi Province, were explored with 400 households. Yamane method was employed to randomize the sample which possesses 95% reliability. Questionnaire was served as main research tool for data collection of which the primary data was conducted during June to September 2018. The findings were that per capita daily domestic organic waste generation was 17.62 ton/day using for several purposes from people separation with 5.35 ton/day. In this connection, most of organic waste (73.43%) was piled up for natural fertilizer. The remaining organic waste for final step of municipality disposal was about 12.27 ton/day. The study result found that people in municipality has a high tendency to take part in waste separation with municipality’s supports e.g. material, tools or various incentive techniques such as reward or campaign of organic waste purchasing from people. It could be said that an implementation of economic motivation mechanism results high behavior change for waste separation comparable to other motivation mechanisms. The results could be basic data for further study on economic perspective and appropriate technology to determine strategic management and elevate behavior of organic waste separation for substantial utilization in the future.


Organic Waste, Thailand, Separation at sources, Behavior