The Effectiveness of Municipal Waste Management in Polish Cities

  • Krzysztof Wąsowicz Cracow University of Economics
Keywords: public utility services, municipal waste companies, economic effectiveness, taxonomic methodology

Abstract

Objectives: To seek for the optimum economic model for public utility services in the sector of municipal waste management; to present the results of studies regarding the efficiency of companies in the sector of management of municipal waste and the systems that such companies function within.

Research Design & Methods: Multi-criterion rankings with the use of synthetic variable, the structure of which has been based on zeroed unitarisation (method of zeroed unitarisation – MZU). Owing to general financial data, technical and operational data, as well as output data, it was possible to determine rankings of effectiveness for companies in the system of municipal waste management and communes. What is more, a correlation diagram was created – the dependency between the aggregated effectiveness of companies and the aggregated effectiveness of waste management in communes.

Findings: Communes which entrust municipal companies with management of an integrated system for municipal waste management or/and its individual chains feature more properties of operating, economic, and financial effectiveness within the scope of management of municipal waste.

Implications / Recommendations: It is demonstrated that communes which entrust municipal companies with management of an integrated system for municipal waste management – or/and its individual chains – feature more properties of operating, economic, and financial effectiveness within the scope of the management of municipal waste.

Contribution / Value Added: Further extended research into the organisation and management of the municipal waste management system.

Article classification: The article presents an original and innovative analysis of the municipal waste management sector with the use of the developed research method of aggregation and unit efficiency ranking. The purpose is to continue the extended research on the organisation and management of the municipal waste management system.

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Author Biography

Krzysztof Wąsowicz, Cracow University of Economics

Department of Industrial and Environmental Policy
Faculty of Finances
Cracow University of Economics
ul Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków

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Published
2020-02-28
How to Cite
Wąsowicz, K. (2020). The Effectiveness of Municipal Waste Management in Polish Cities. Public Governance / Zarządzanie Publiczne, (50(4), 23-38. https://doi.org/10.15678/ZP.2019.50.4.03