Factors Influencing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Municipal Waste Management Expenditure


  • Jana Soukopová Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Lipová 41a, 602 00 Brno
  • František Ochrana Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Social and Economic Strategies, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 116 36 Prague
  • Daniel Klimovský Comenius University in Bratislava, Šafarikovo nam. 6, 814 99 Bratislava
  • Beáta Mikušová Meričková Matej Bel University, Faculty of Economics, Tajovského 10, 97401 Banská Bystrica




Municipalities, Waste Management, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Rational behaviour


The study examines how selected factors influence the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal waste management expenditure. The analysis is based on research concerning municipalities in the Czech Republic (year 2014, N=365). Two research methods are used: a survey which generated qualitative data about the preferences of municipal representatives, and an econometric model. The obtained results are compared, and they show that they are complementary to each other. The most important factors are the price, quality of services and frequency of services. This finding indicates the validity of our assumption based on the idea of value for money.

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