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Book Chapter
Author, Analytic
Figueroa, Mark
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Department of Economics
Title, Analytic
The community as a resource for solid waste management
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Thomas-Hope,Elizabeth M.
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Solid waste management: Critical issues for developing countries
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Kingston,Jamaica
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Canoe
Date of Publication
1998
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27-46
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Abstract
Ponders how the community can be seen as a resource for the management of solid waste within an urban municipality. Considers the case of the metropolitan area of Kingston, Jamaica's capital in light of some North American, primarily Canadian, experience. At one level a very simple point is made. If a municipality can get its citizens to play an active role in taking responsibility for their garbage, it can save large sums of money on collection and disposal. Beyond this simple point the paper seeks to indicate one way of including the role of the community in an economic analysis of solid waste management. In doing so the concept of social capital is introduced. While different aspects of solid waste are dealt with the focus is on the composting of householders organic waste.....
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