ABSTRACT

Once we start talking about pricing waste disposal, as we have in the last fewchapters, we must also start talking about illegal disposal. Of course, we getsome illegal disposal even without pricing, basically litter that people create because it is “too much trouble” to carry it to the nearest proper trash container. But if we add a trash fee of $0.02-0.10 per gallon to this “trouble,” we have to worry that illegal disposal will move from a minor eyesore and inconvenience to a major social problem.