Weight-based pricing in the collection of household waste: the Oostzaan case

V.G.M. Linderhof, P. Kooreman, M. Allers, D. Wiersma

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an empirical analysis of the effects of weight-based pricing in the collection of household waste. Using a comprehensive panel data set on all households in a Dutch municipality we estimate short-run as well as long-run price effects for the amounts of both compostable and non-recyclable household waste. We find significant and sizeable price effects, with the elasticity for compostable waste being four times as large as the elasticity for non-recyclable waste. Long-run elasticities are about 30% larger than short-run elasticities
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-371
    JournalResource and Energy Economics
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • economic-analysis
    • solid-waste
    • management
    • disposal
    • garbage

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