Regulation of public utilities is an important economic issue in local markets; it’s strongly joined whit the goals of privatisation and competition in public utilities markets and the local public bodies deficit reduction. Of course the financing aspects are one of the more important element of regulation. Public utilities bodies have to cope with efficiency and efficacy of their actions. The development, in the Urban Clean up Services, besides modify the relationship among local public body, management and townsman/user, will aim to achieve economic, social and environmental goals. The paper analyses the application of urban clean up tariff. The calculation method of the urban clean up tariff (Metodo normalizzato)
is tested in the city of Rome, in order to offer a good example of the new method of financing the urban clean up sector in Italy.