As in many countries in Southeast Asia, Malaysia faces rapidly mounting levels of domestic waste. To meet this challenge, it has opened up waste management to the private sector in the hope that this will produce an effective and efficient service. The study provides important information that should help businesses improve the scope, delivery and pricing of waste management services. This study found that households highly value improvements in solid waste management and would be willing to pay a premium for more frequent collections and better waste transport and disposal methods. It also found that residents would welcome recycling facilities, though they would not necessarily be willing to pay for them.
Talking Trash: Waste Disposal Services in Malaysia