Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Municipal Biodegradable Waste Management System in Kaunas City Municipality

Karolina Skorupskaitė, Algis Junevičius


This paper analyses one of the municipal waste management system component – municipal biodegradable waste and evaluates its management’s efficiency in Kaunas City Municipality. The first part of this paper is devoted to the waste management concept dynamics analysis, public government evaluation criteria and its methods identification, especially focusing on efficiency. The part of research evaluates the efficiency of the municipal biodegradable waste management system in 2013 which is ruled by Kaunas City Municipality. The main research object is an infrastructure of technical equipment of municipal biodegradable waste management system. Efficiency is valued using cost-effectiveness method. The study established that the currently existing system of municipal biodegradable waste management system is ineffective.


waste management, municipal biodegradable waste, efficiency evaluation, public government evaluation.

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603