Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Increasing the Payment Rate of the Garbage Collection Fee in the Slovak Municipality through the Behavioral Experiment
Anetta Caplanova, Eva Sirakovova, Estera Szakadatova
In the paper we present the design of behavioral experiment in the municipality of Hlohovec, Slovak Republic. The main goal of the behavioral experiment is to solve the problem with non-payment of the garbage collection fee in this municipality. Using two intervention and a control group the intervention has been carried out in the phase of sending the invoice for the garbage collection. Two types of leaflets (social norm and deterrent ones) were sent to the subjects together with the invoice for garbage collection fee in Spring 2021. The subjects in the control group did not receive any leaflet and were sent only the invoice. The social norm leaflet pointed out that most residents pay the garbage collection fee on time and encouraged individuals to join the paying majority. The deterrent leaflet reminded subjects that if they did not pay the garbage collection fee on time, they would undergo enforcement proceedings. We expect both interventions to have statistically significant impact on the compliance with the payment of the garbage collection fee.
keywords: behavioral interventions; behavioral economics; public policy; local public policies; garbage fee collection; compliance.