Keywords: waste charges, Pay As You Throw, variable rate pricing, unit pricing, waste charging schemes, waste pricing systems, waste billing systems, waste charges calculation, solid waste management, Greece, solid waste collection, environmental awareness, waste reduction
Studying the applicability of variable rate pricing in solid waste management in Greece
This paper presents some preliminary, qualitative results on the applicability of the implementation of a waste management and pricing system based on 'Pay As You Throw' (PAYT) in Greece. PAYT is described and both its aims and potential benefits and problems are presented. Next, the waste charging and billing systems are studied. Finally, a possible implementation scheme is proposed for PAYT to be potentially successful in Greece.