Litter and Waste Management: Disposal Taxes versus User Charges
AbstractLittering and rubbish collection involve a divergence between private and social costs. This note suggests there is a need to consider these two problems jointly: viewed in isolation, a user charge for rubbish collection has often been suggested as a means of internalizing the waste management externality; however, viewed as part of the wider problem, it turns out that this charge should be negative; that is, there should be a refund or user subsidy associated with the proper disposal of rubbish.
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Volume (Year): 24 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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