Six Major Factors to Consider in Privatization of Waste Management Services

The decision by a governmental agency to self-perform versus outsourcing (privatizing) solid waste services is complex and should consider costs, as well as the following six major factors:

1. Continued level of service and rate control
2. Impacts to public employment
3. Impacts to waste reduction and recycling goals
4. Community pride and public perceptions
5. Organizational values.
6. Ability to respond to technological, regulatory, and socio-economic changes.

Read this November, 2015 full article in the Forester Daily News  here.