Local waste management in the Czech Republic: Limits and merits of public-private partnership and contracting out

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Utilities Policy, ISSN: 0957-1787, Vol: 48, Page: 201-209

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Jana Soukopová; Gabriela Vaceková; Daniel Klimovský
Elsevier BV
Business, Management and Accounting; Social Sciences; Environmental Science
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The paper focuses on the efficiency of different forms of local service delivery in the Czech waste collection market, which shows a high degree of concentration. Based on data collected in 2014 from 2065 municipalities, the results of regression analysis indicate that public-private partnerships are more expensive than other delivery forms. Contracting out leads to cost savings, especially for larger municipalities. The results for municipalities with fewer than 500 inhabitants show that a crucial role in municipal cost reduction is played by inter-municipal cooperation.