Indicators waste

Fees for waste incineration

The development of incineration fees shows to what extent waste disposal is organised in a cost-effective manner. The fees should ideally be as low as possible without causing a reduction in performance. This is particularly important because in Switzerland a high percentage of the fees for waste are paid directly by the originators. A refuse bag charge that is too high prompts illegal disposal (private incineration, uncontrolled dumping).

Assessment of the state
good good
Assessment of the trend
positive positive
Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2013: 146 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2012: 152 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2011: 155 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2010: 153 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2009: 160 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2008: 172 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2007: 174 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2006: 179 Fee revenues of MSW incineration plants 2004: 199

Data for the graph: Excel
Source: Verband der Betreiber Schweizerischer Abfallverwertungsanlagen
Comment

Incineration charges have been dropping in recent years and in 2013 were at CHF 146 per tonne. When distributed over the population this contribution amounts to about 15 centimes per day and inhabitant. This is very low compared to other taxes, such as for health provision. For this reason the status is evaluated as positive. The reduction of fees is attributable to increasing amortization and to the good capacity utilization levels of plants.

International comparison

Since the fee systems vary from country to country no international comparisons can be made for this Indicator.

Method

Survey by the association Verband der Betreiber Schweizerischer Abfallverwertungsanlagen VBSA at the plants.

 
Last updated on: 24.01.2017

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