Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The Study on the Collection of User Charges for Solid Waste Management Services aims to identify alternative collection mechanisms and recommend the best possible strategy for LGUs contemplating on imposing user charges for solid waste management activities in their area of jurisdiction, taking into consideration the following concerns: (i) the willingness of households/establishments to pay user charge for SWM service, commensurate to the quality of service provided, (ii) realistic and appropriate level of user charge to be imposed to the waste generators, (iii) cost recovery; and (iv) economic level of national and/or local government subsidy, where necessary.
The result of the study will be a significant inputin the formulation of both national and local government policy on garbage fee collection. The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), which is mandated to determine charges related to the operation and maintenance of solid waste management facilities is one of the primary agencies of government that would have a direct use for the outcomes and recommendations of the proposed study. This study on user fees is also aimed at providing the framework for direct garbage collection fee, which may attract private sector investments and official development assistance (ODA) and ensure financial viability and sustainable operations of solid waste management programs/projects.
Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided:
The Consultant’s scope of work involves the identification and review of existing legal issuances, legislations and policies on SWM, existing garbage fee collection mechanisms, conduct of a willingness-to-pay survey, conduct of consultation workshop, and formulation of policies, guidelines and recommendations on the most appropriate garbage fee level and structure/mechanism that will ensure viability of solid waste management projects.
Categories: MISELLANENOUS STUDIES & SURVEYS
Client: The World Bank Office Manila
Date: FEBRUARY 2005 - AUGUST 2005
Region: Southeast Asia