Household demand for solid waste disposal options in Malaysia

Pek Chuen-Khee, Jamal Othman

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This paper estimates the economic values of household preference for enhanced solid waste disposal services in Malaysia. The contingent valuation (CV) method estimates an average additional monthly willingness-to-pay (WTP) in solid waste management charges of €0.77 to 0.80 for improved waste disposal services quality. The finding of a slightly higher WTP from the generic CV question than that of label-specific, further reveals a higher WTP for sanitary landfill, at €0.90, than incineration, at €0.63. This suggests that sanitary landfill is a more preferred alternative. The logistic regression estimation procedure reveals that household's concern of where their rubbish is disposed, age, ownership of house, household income and format of CV question are significant factors in influencing WTP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume67
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • Contingent valuation
  • Logistic regression
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Willingness-to-pay

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Household demand for solid waste disposal options in Malaysia. / Chuen-Khee, Pek; Othman, Jamal.

In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 67, 07.2010, p. 235-240.

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