Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Municipal Waste Management Expenses: Are municipal decisions effective? Case study in the Czech Republic

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Year of publication 2015
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description The paper presents several models estimating current municipal solid waste expenditures(MSWE) using linked open data of the Czech Statistical Office and the Ministry of Finance. The South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic with over 650 municipalities has been chosen as the sample in our initial research. We developed two sets of models estimated MSWE.The first set of modelsis using data ofthe age structure of the municipal population and their economic activity, or housing structure.The second set of models estimated the level of per capita MSWE. It is using data of the population, the area and housing structure.Acquired results can support municipality decision makers regarding MSW collection fee differentiation. The current situation in Czech municipalities is that there exists one flat fee for any permanent municipal resident. Attempts of waste legislation of Czech Republic to increase MSW collection fees became politically impassable. In many municipalities this results in the necessity to subsidize MSWM from their municipal budget. More differentiation in fees can result in higher efficiency in terms of charging more those who statistically cause more MSWE, while on the other hand charging less that who cause less MSWE. This knowledge will support municipal decisions more effective. A differentiated charging scheme might be perceived by people as more “fair” even though the overall payments collected by the municipality will increase.
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