Una exploracion completa de los costes de servicio de residuos solidos
Germà Bel ()
No 107, Working Papers in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia
The economics literature on urban solid waste collection is scarce, although this type of services has undergone organizational as well as regulatory reforms. This research studies the cost structure of solid waste collection in order to explain why the costs caused by this service vary among municipalities. To do so, first we derive a cost function. We then specify and estimate an explanatory model on a sample of municipalities. Empirical results allow us to study scale economies and the impact on costs of some factors directly related to the service, such as recycling, frequency and location of a landfill in the municipality. In addition to this, we analyse the effects on costs of density, wage levels, peak periods and contracting out.
JEL-codes: Q24 H72 L33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
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