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The Impact of Unit Pricing System on the Demand for Solid Waste Disposal, Food Waste Disposal, and Recyclables
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The Impact of Unit Pricing System on the Demand for Solid Waste Disposal, Food Waste Disposal, and Recyclables
Hong, Seonghoon;
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 Abstract
This paper investigates the impact of an increase in unit price of solid waste collection on demand for alternative solid waste disposal types. I control for other variables affecting the demand and employ both community and time fixed effects models in the estimation of each reduced-form demand functions. Estimation results show that an increase in unit price reduces the demand for garbage bag collection services of non-food solid wastes while it increases the demand for food wastes and source-separated recyclables. These results imply that reduction in the demand for non-food solid wastes collection is mainly achieved by increasing the amount of recyclables and food wastes collected. However, it appears that an increase in unit price increases the total amount of solid wastes generated. This suggests that price incentive effects are offset by the decrease in source-reduction efforts because of feedback effects resulting from the increase in recycling, food waste separation, and illegal disposal of wastes.
 Keywords
Unit pricing system;Recycling;Food wastes;Demand for solid waste disposal;
 Language
Korean
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