The Economics of Household Garbage and Recycling Behavior

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"The market for residential solid waste management and disposal has experienced dramatic changes over the past 20 years. This collection of outstanding published research examines these changes and thoroughly analyzes the strategies popularized by municipal governments over the past two decades." "Curbside recycling, unheard of in the 1970s, in currently available to 46% of Americans. Thousands of towns across the nation have also implemented user fees requiring households to pay a fee for every bag of garbage they generate. These policy shifts
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Overview

"The market for residential solid waste management and disposal has experienced dramatic changes over the past 20 years. This collection of outstanding published research examines these changes and thoroughly analyzes the strategies popularized by municipal governments over the past two decades." "Curbside recycling, unheard of in the 1970s, in currently available to 46% of Americans. Thousands of towns across the nation have also implemented user fees requiring households to pay a fee for every bag of garbage they generate. These policy shifts have attracted the attention of environmental economists interested in knowing the best strategy for managing solid waste. The editors, both long-time scholars of these trends, offer theoretical solutions for the optimal pricing of garbage of recycling collection. They provide original data collection and suggest appropriate econometric techniques that correct for statistical biases. A policy focus provides information relevant to municipal governments as well as researchers." This volume will be useful for policymakers, students and scholars in environmental economics.
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Nine articles by economists Fullerton (U. of Texas-Austin) and Kinnaman (Bucknell U.), or by one or the other and another author, are reprinted from publication in journals or other anthologies between 1995 and 2000, and joined by one previously unpublished one. Among the aspects of solid waste economics they pick through are residential solid waste management, how a fee per-unit garbage affects aggregate recycling in a model with heterogeneous households, and presumptive tax and environmental subsidy. They do not provide a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
1 The Economics of Residential Solid Waste Management 1
2 Garbage, Recycling, and Illicit Burning or Dumping 49
3 How a Fee Per-Unit Garbage Affects Aggregate Recycling in a Model with Heterogeneous Households 63
4 Household Responses to Pricing Garbage by the Bag 88
5 Policies for Green Design 102
6 Garbage and Recycling with Endogenous Local Policy 120
7 Explaining Household Demand for the Collection of Solid Waste and Recycling 144
8 Explaining the Growth in Municipal Recycling Programs: The Role of Market and Nonmarket Factors 153
9 Environmental Levies and Distortionary Taxation: Comment 168
10 The Case for a Two-Part Instrument: Presumptive Tax and Environmental Subsidy 175
Name index 201
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