Municipal waste management in North-West Italy

Author/s Valeria Garotta
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/2
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 123-140 File size 215 KB
DOI 10.3280/EP2019-002006
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The paper presented hereafter discusses the main aspects of municipal waste management service in North-West Italy. In particular, for each region, the study analyses the governance framework, the recycling performances, the overall capacity of waste facilities and the household spending for waste. The picture shows an heterogeneous panorama, with excelling territories and areas with a quality gap to be filled. Lombardia region, has achieved outstanding results, both in terms of the averall waste management system and in terms of recycling, with a good waste facilities capacity that is also used by other regions, lacking treatment capacity. Piemonte region shows performances aligned with the national average, while Liguria region still displays a gap in recycling and waste facilities. Regarding household spending for waste management, the picture is overturned, with Lombardia region showing the lowest fees in North-West Italy and Liguria region the highest ones. If compared with the average national value, the household spending in North-West Italy turns out to be lower.

Keywords: Waste management, public governance, recycling, household spending

Jel codes: Q53

Valeria Garotta, La gestione dei rifiuti urbani nel Nord-Ovest in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 2/2019, pp 123-140, DOI: 10.3280/EP2019-002006