The article focuses on the reasons for the public consent towards the Peccioli’s landfill. It begins by examining a set of basic descriptive issues. More precisely, the fragility conditions of Peccioli are analyzed, as well as the importance of the landfill in the waste policy of the Tuscany region and the events related to the landfill. The "Peccioli system" is well-known at national level and has obtained remarkable media coverage. In this study I combine a political science and a sociological perspective to analyze the reasons for the approval. Results point to the role of the public policy legacy, of favourable political and environmental resources and of the utilization of symbolic policies as well as an effective communication strategy.
Keywords: Consent, landfill, Peccioli, waste policy