Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

City of Milwaukee: Impacts of Pay-As-You-Throw Municipal Solid Waste Collection

This report analyzes the possible implementation of a pay-as-you-throw fee system for municipal solid waste collection in the City of Milwaukee. The authors assess three options: the status quo, a multiple-cart system with pricing based on household-waste cart size, and a weight-based program that charges by the pound for refuse collection. They recommend the weight-based system.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Susan Yackee in Spring 2009
  • Author(s): Catherine Hall, Gail Krumenauer, Kevin Luecke, and Seth Nowak
  • Client Name: the City of Milwaukee, Department of Administration, Budget and Management Division