(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The costs of disposal and recycling : an application to Italian municipal solid waste services

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ABRATE G. (1) ; ERBETTA F. (2) ; FRAQUELLI G. (3) ; VANNONI D. (4) ;
(1) Faculty of Economics, Univ. of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, ITALIE
(2) HERMES, Moncalieri, ITALIE
(3) Ceris-CNR, Moncalieri, ITALIE
(4) Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri, ITALIE


This paper investigates the costs of disposal and recycling through an application to Italian municipal solid waste services. As far as the size of the municipality increases, scope economies rise up to 20%, but they are accompanied by overall diseconomies of scale. The findings suggest that, on the one hand, joint management of disposal and recycling should be encouraged and, on the other hand, that strategies aimed at increasing the share of waste sent for recycling would not imply a considerable increase in total costs


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no5 [pp. 896-909]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig. 6 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00343404.2012.689425

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