Environmental Economics

Impact of User Charges on Management of Household Solid Waste

User charges for financing the collection and disposal of municipal soled waste are used by a number of communities in the United States. This report presents results from five communities which have a variety user charges in order to answer a number of economic questions about such charges. The results suggest that household demand for various levels of collection services are sensitive to price but that the quantity of waste that households set out for collection and disposal may not be sensitive to price.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    Authors:
    Efaw, Fritz
    Lanen, William N.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0194
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Mathtech, Inc.Address: Box 2392
    City: Princeton State: NJ ZIP: 08540
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Research and Development,
    Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory
    Address:
    City: Cincinnati State: OH ZIP: 45268
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    08/01/1979
    Number of Pages:
    186
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-600/5-79-008
    68-03-2634
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017