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Solid Waste Disposal: A Choice Experiment Experience in Malaysia

Pek, Chuen Khee and Othman, Jamal (2009): Solid Waste Disposal: A Choice Experiment Experience in Malaysia.

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Abstract

Increasing generation of solid waste requires better quality disposal options in Malaysia. Control tipping is the most commonly used complemented by sanitary landfill and incineration. This study estimates the non-market values of improved waste disposal services and also ranking them using choice experiment. River water quality is the most concerned followed by psychological fear, air pollution and land use. Socio-economic background and distance factor influence the types of compensating surpluses. These conclude the importance of perception, influenced by socio-economic background, the presence of the Not-In-My-Backyard syndrome and that sanitary landfill is more preferred.

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