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Using a Contingent Valuation Approach for Improved Household Solid Waste Management in Algeria

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This study examines the values of willingness to Pay (WTP) for improved household solid waste management in Algeria, Isser City. A payment card contingent valuation technique was used to elicit households' willingness to pay for an improvement in management of their solid waste. The data were analyzed using interval regression technique. The results show that the mean willingness to pay of households for improved solid waste management is 1,485 DZD. The amount of tax on garbage is fixed between 500 and 1000 DZD for households and the cost of the new management is estimated to 2844 dinars per ton. The total value of CAP from households covers only 37% of the costs of new program. The results further reveal that the significant factors determining households' willingness to pay for improved solid waste management (collection and disposal) are age, type of housing, distance, educational level, income and service quality.

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  • Brahim, DJEMACI, 2015. "Using a Contingent Valuation Approach for Improved Household Solid Waste Management in Algeria," MPRA Paper 68443, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Solid waste; willingness to pay; payment card; interval data;

    JEL classification:

    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling

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