Waste collection methods vary widely among different countries and regions. Domestic waste collection services are often provided by local government authorities, or by private companies for industrial and commercial waste. Some areas, especially those in less developed countries, do not have formal waste-collection systems.
The current economic downturn has significantly affected the traditional funding sources used to support local government recycling programs.
For example, many recycling programs are funded with landfill tipping fee revenues. An impact of the current recession is that disposal tonnages, and hence revenues, have dropped significantly.
In states such as Pennsylvania and
This is the sixth in a series of articles that identify issues frequently encountered when procuring, negotiating, and drafting MSW service contracts. These articles constitute a practical contracts manual that describes approaches MSW service providers and local governments can take to share risk and reward—and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.