Trash collection efficiency and consumer knowledge: municipal trash collection in Manhattan, Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Stadtlander, Mark D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-29T20:28:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-29T20:28:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13158
dc.description.abstract The provision of services in a community is often taken for granted, or done the way things have always been done. It is sensible to examine those practices to see if the system in place is advantageous to all parties involved. This paper examines the forms of municipal trash collection used in the United States and specifically Manhattan, Kansas. This examination includes a literature review of forms of solid waste collection and how informed vs. uninformed consumers act when purchasing goods and services. The specific traits of seven municipal trash service providers in Manhattan are analyzed. The findings of this project include a spread in prices that economic theory alone may not explain. These finding, supported by literature, would suggest that there is a breakdown in the transfer of information between service providers and consumers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Municipal trash collection en_US
dc.subject Consumer choice en_US
dc.title Trash collection efficiency and consumer knowledge: municipal trash collection in Manhattan, Kansas en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Huston Gibson en_US
dc.subject.umi Area Planning and Development (0341) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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