Understanding Cost Analysis, Florida APWA Reporter, Jun. 2017

Municipalities considering implementing a recycling program need not fear “wading into the waters.” A wide variety of tools, from simple formulas to extended Pro-forma models are at your disposal to help you make an informed and financially conservative decision.

If your program can first form a solid assessment of revenues, interest rates, and fixed costs, variable costs, overhead costs, and capital costs, all framed in the overarching understanding of the time value of money, then the decision simply boils down to the numbers.

Authors: Marc J. Rogoff, Ph.D. and Laurel C. Ureña, M.S.


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