Economic Perspective

  • Ana Pires
  • Graça Martinho
  • Susana Rodrigues
  • Maria Isabel Gomes


In a sustainable waste collection and management system, the economic component is traditionally an imperative factor for the decisions and justifications of all operations. The calculation of the cost and revenue components associated with waste collection systems must be taken into account and analyzed from an integrated waste management perspective. Additionally, the willingness and the affordability of citizens to finance the waste collection and management system are also vital to the success of any collection and management system. In this chapter presented and discussed are the waste collection costs, the financial concerns of waste management systems and instruments of waste policy, and the public and private sector financing.


Benchmarking Cost functions Financing Fuel consumption PAYT Public-private partnership Recycling Solid waste 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Pires
    • 1
  • Graça Martinho
    • 1
  • Susana Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Maria Isabel Gomes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA)CaparicaPortugal

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