A choice experiment analysis for solid waste disposal option: A case study in Malaysia

Chuen Khee Pek, Jamal Othman

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Abstract

In Malaysia, most municipal wastes currently are disposed into poorly managed 'controlled tipping' systems with little or no pollution protection measures. This study was undertaken to assist the relevant governmental bodies and service providers to identify an improved waste disposal management strategy. The study applied the choice experiment technique to estimate the nonmarket values for a number of waste disposal technologies. Implicit prices for environmental attributes such as psychological fear, land use, air pollution, and river water quality were estimated. Compensating surplus estimates incorporating distance from the residences of the respondents to the proposed disposal facility were calculated for a number of generic and technology-specific choice sets. The resulting estimates were higher for technology-specific options, and the distance factor was a significant determinant in setting an equitable solid waste management fee.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2993-3001
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume92
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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Keywords

  • Choice experiment
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Willingness-to-pay

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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A choice experiment analysis for solid waste disposal option : A case study in Malaysia. / Pek, Chuen Khee; Othman, Jamal.

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