Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: Financial Arrangements

Publication | June 2014

This flyer outlines financial arrangements for solid waste management in the Pacific.
 

Effective SWM requires adequate funds to cover a range of activities involving designing and building recycling centers, landfills, and other facilities; buying collection vehicles, compactors, and other equipment; operating SWM services, including paying for fuel and staff salaries; training staff; and assessing needs, monitoring services, and other planning and administration tasks.

The budgetary requirements for SWM are substantial and have been estimated to account for 20%–50% of municipal expenditures. In the Pacific, volumes of solid waste have been growing in line with rising living standards, but available financing has not kept pace with needs.

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Environment
  • Urban environmental improvement
  • Waste management
SKU
  • ARM146621-2

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