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Volume-based waste fee system

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Frame of Image ll municipalities levied waste fee on each household through property tax or monthly lumpsum fee. Under this fixed-fee system, cost per each residence remained constant regardless of the amount of waste generated, which created a false impression that management services of municipal solid wastes are free of charge. Households and commercial sectors are required to purchase designated VBWF bags to throw away their garbage under the VBWF system. This way, the public has more incentive to generate less waste because they pay for waste treatment in proportion to the amount they dispose. By providing a free collection mechanism for recyclable waste, VBWF induces the public to be more active in waste separation and promotes waste recycling. After 8 years of implementation, the VBWF system has proved to be very successful in curving the municipal solid waste generation in Korea. Between the periods of 1994~2001, municipal solid waste generation has decreased by 16.6 percent, and at the same time, the recycling rate increased from 15.7 percent in 1994 to 43 percent in 2001. This first volume of the Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin gives an empirical review on the performance of VBWF system in reducing municipal waste in Korea.
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1. Introduction 2. Policy Features 2.1 Objective 2.2 Target Waste and Waste Sources 2.3 Specifications of VBWF Bag 2.4 Rate of VBWF Bag 2.5 Distribution and Sales of VBWF Bag 2.6 Waste Collection 2.7 Col


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Title Volume-based waste fee system
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Kwang-yim

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[Seoul]:Korea Environment Institute; Ministry of Environment

Date 2003
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin:vol. I(no. 1)
Pages 24
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KEI; Ministry of Environment