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Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 65. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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The present thesis is an illustration of the evolution and status quo of the Austrian communes‘ liabilities and entitlements with regard to communal waste management. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on the analysis of reasonable methods of comparison of local authorities in terms of the range oft their waste management services offered versus the disposal charges debited to the citizens. Throughout the entire work, emphasis is laid on the situation in the province of Salzburg. The initial section sums up the development and current state of the communes‘ waste management tasks, from epidemics control (up until after World War II) through a regulatory matter of mere local impact (until the early 1970’s) to a nowadays interregional affair of ecological policy. As a result, today each commune is subject to substantial legal performance provisions within its scope of duty. The second section shall depict the history and current law regarding the communes‘ right to autonomously levy fees for waste collection and disposal services. This autonomy is limited by the so-called principle of equivalent compensation. Thus, the total of fees levied for a communal service must not exceed the costs generated by this very service. The evolution of the principle of equivalence, its contemporary legal practice and the issue of the oftentimes not existing communal cost accounting are parts of this section. The third and final section puts an economical focus on possible ways of evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness of communal waste service provisions. For this purpose, an attempt was made to compare the waste management service levels of three communes, each situated in the province of Salzburg. As a yardstick, the fee per citizen value unit of the various waste management services was determined and compared. Finally, a method of enhancing the present degree of citizen value while lawfully adhering to the régime of economy, efficiency and expediency is introduced.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus
1.Mitwirkender: Beigl Peter

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