Tax calculation proposal for waste collection based on the amount of residential solid waste - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v36i1.16933

Gilson Barbosa Athayde Júnior, Fabiana Lima Onofre, Leila Brunet de Sá Beserra

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This study aimed to elaborate a mathematical model to estimate the amount of residential solid waste (RSW) generated and thus, to propose an alternative methodology for calculating the waste collection tax (WCT) for the city of João Pessoa, in Northeast region of Brazil, based on the estimated amount of RSW generated rather than on the constructed area of the residence, as is the case for this city. The methodological procedures consisted of daily weighing of the RSW along with readings of water and electricity consumption in three multi-family buildings and two single-family houses in the city of João Pessoa. Results have shown that the RSW generation rate was 0.526 kg capita-1 day-1 in apartments (multi-family buildings) and 0.794 kg capita-1 day-1 in houses (single-family residence). Results also indicated that water consumption was highly correlated with RSW generation and that it is possible to estimate the amount of RSW generated in a residence considering its population and water consumption. Based on this model, a new methodology for the WCT calculation was proposed: an alternative which relies on the estimated amount of RSW rather than on the constructed area.

 

 


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RSW collection tax; case study in João Pessoa

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4025/actascitechnol.v36i1.16933





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