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Full Cost Accounting for Municipal Solid Waste Management in Florida : A Handbook

By Strachota, Dennis R.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000059074
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Full Cost Accounting for Municipal Solid Waste Management in Florida : A Handbook  
Author: Strachota, Dennis R.
Language: English
Subject: Economics, Finance & business, World Bank.
Collections: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: The World Bank


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Introduction: Full cost accounting (FCA) is a systematic approach for identifying, summing, and reporting the actual costs of solid waste management. It takes into account past and future outlays, overhead (oversight and support service) costs, and operating costs. Knowing the full costs of municipal solid waste (MSW) management can help you make better decisions about your solid waste program, improve the efficiency of services, and better plan for the future. FCA can help you compile the detailed cost information you need to understand what MSW management costs and to communicate these costs to the public. As of July 1997, four states (Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and North Carolina) require local governments to use FCA in reporting MSW costs to citizens. In addition, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission developed an FCA workbook to help municipalities determine rates that reflect the full cost of providing solid waste services. Many localities in other states are also applying FCA concepts and are finding them important and useful tools to help manage their solid waste programs. FCA can be a new way of thinking about MSW management for some communities. For others, it can be simply an extension of current management practices. Understanding the benefits of FCA can help ease its implementation in your community. FCA can help you...


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