Factors related to municipal costs of waste collection service in Spain

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Title: Factors related to municipal costs of waste collection service in Spain
Authors: Fernández-Aracil, Patricia | Ortuño Padilla, Armando | Melgarejo, Joaquín
Research Group/s: Ingeniería del Transporte, Territorio y Medio Litoral (AORTA) | Economía de la Vivienda y Sector Inmobiliario (ECOVISI) | La Economía Española sobre el Franquismo | Recursos Hídricos y Desarrollo Sostenible
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario del Agua y las Ciencias Ambientales
Keywords: Waste management | Local government | Compact population | Urban density | Spain | Mediterranean
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería e Infraestructura de los Transportes | Historia e Instituciones Económicas | Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2018, 175: 553-560. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.116
Abstract: Actual cost of services of local entities (CESEL, in Spanish) is the name of a new official source of statistics in Spain, provided by Ministry of Finance and Civil Service, which intends to bring some transparency to a very obscure question: the real costs of local public services, in this case, the collection costs of municipal solid waste (MSW). The study analyzes the factors that determine solid waste collection costs in 2014, using a cross-sectional dataset of municipalities of the Spanish Mediterranean Arch and Madrid, with special reference to urban development. The results of the regression reveal a positive relation between waste collection costs and factors such as higher wages, coastal municipalities, tourist areas, population and separated collection; in contrast, the increase in urban population density contributes to lower costs of MSW collection, as well as indirect management of the service is cheaper than direct public delivery.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Alicante (Patricia Fernández-Aracil has a scholarship for The Training of University Teachers from the University of Alicante) and by the University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences of the University of Alicante.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/72655
ISSN: 0959-6526 (Print) | 1879-1786 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.116
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.116
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