The Impact of the Amount of Fees for the Collection and Management of Municipal Waste on the Percentage of Selectively Collected Waste

Agnieszka Petryk , Mateusz Malinowski , Magdalena Dziewulska , Sylwia Guzdek


The changes in the waste management system that have been introduced in Europe and in the world were aimed at counteracting the emergence of illegal dumping sites and increasing the levels of waste recovery and recycling, so that waste management remains in line with the principles of sustainable development and circular economy. The change introduced in 2013 in the municipal waste management system in Poland concerned the assumption of full responsibility by municipalities for the municipal waste collected from owners of residential properties, as well as the establishment and organization of a charging system for residents for the collection and management of the waste. The purpose of the study was to conduct a comparative analysis of fees paid by residents of 93 selected communes of the Lubelskie Province. The study examined the impact of the amount of fees for the waste collection and management on the share of households declaring selective municipal waste collection, the share of selectively collected waste, and the mass accumulation rate of municipal waste. As a result of the analysis conducted using the data from the years 2013-2016, it was revealed that the amount of fees for the collection and management of waste in households that sorted waste contributed significantly to the increase in the percentage of selectively collected waste. Similarly, the smaller the value of the ratio of rates for sorted and mixed waste, the greater the segregation efficiency. This indicates that in the case of the analyzed region, the lower fee charged for sorting waste was an incentive for residents to sort waste.
Author Agnieszka Petryk
Agnieszka Petryk,,
, Mateusz Malinowski (FoPaPE / DoEaAPA)
Mateusz Malinowski,,
- Department of Energy and Agricultural Process Automation
, Magdalena Dziewulska (FoPaPE / DoEaAPA)
Magdalena Dziewulska,,
- Department of Energy and Agricultural Process Automation
, Sylwia Guzdek
Sylwia Guzdek,,
Journal seriesJournal of Ecological Engineering, ISSN 2299-8993, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishmunicipal solid waste, waste collection, waste management, waste management fees
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
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FinansowanieThe publication was created as part of the statutory research No. 087/ WGAP-KGR/01/2019/S/9087
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