Efficiency factors in municipal solid waste management


STRUK Michal

Year of publication 2015
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description Presented paper examines factors influencing the efficiency of municipal solid waste management. The efficiency was evaluated in two models using two-stage Data Envelopment Analysis on the sample of 463 Czech municipalities. Both models had the expenditure set as input. Outputs in the models were the population, number of dwellings and area with provided service of waste management, amount of separated waste and separated waste share on total municipal waste. Calculated efficiency scores were then used in a regression analysis with various municipal characteristics related to solid waste management. We have identified significant positive effects on the efficiency in the case of several characteristics like the waste collection frequency, the presence of a bin evidence system, the availability of a curbside collection, or the availability of a motivation program for waste separation. Contrary to our assumption, the availability of garden waste separation did not prove significant, possibly due to the relatively short presence of this type of waste separation at the time of data collection.
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