Tag: privatization

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Why Some Landfills are Becoming Privatized, While Others Remain Public

September 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

Increasingly, more municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are becoming privatized, now controlling the bulk of waste in the U.S. Today, about half of them are privately owned, with industry controlling 85 to 90 percent of permitted capacity, estimates Michael E. […]


Why Private Prisons Are a Bad Idea

August 19, 2016

Via: Urbanophile

Given the risk of corruption, bureaucratic ineptitude, etc., I’ve long said that privatization is best for highly visible assets and services the general public sees and users versus things that are out of sight out of mind. This turns the […]