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Title: Empirical analysis of solid management waste costs: Some evidence from Galicia, Spain
Author: Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Keywords: Reciclatge de residus
Recollida de residus
Administració local
Control de costos
Waste recycling
Refuse collection
Local government
Cost control
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR09/07]
Abstract: This paper analyses the factors that determine solid waste service costs. The empirical analysis is based on information derived from a survey conducted in a sample of Galician municipalities. The results reveal economies of scale in municipalities of fewer than 50,000 inhabitants, such that cooperation between these municipalities could lead to cost savings. It also appears that private delivery is not cheaper than public delivery. Finally, designating a larger proportion of the total waste volume to recycling does not imply greater costs.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2009, IR09/07
ISSN: 2014-1254
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