Yearly Archives: 2012

Dec 20

Sandwich MA Receives 2012 Crown Community Award from American City & County Magazine

Pay-as-you-throw waste reduction program cited as Sandwich joins six other US municipalities to win prestigious America’s Crown Communities Award.

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Dec 19

Sandwich MA One of Seven Crown Communities

In July 2011, Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, converted its residential solid waste program to a “Pay as You Throw” (PAYT) program, with dramatic results. In the program’s first year, the residents of Sandwich reduced their solid waste by 42 percent and recycled 74 percent more plastic, metals, and glass and 20 percent…

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Nov 30

“Bags cut waste, save city $1M”

In the three-plus years since Gloucester switched from trash stickers to “pay as you throw,” and introduced purple bags for throwing, the city has seen at least a 28 percent decrease in collected waste — 6,000 tons in the aggregate — and nearly $1 million in savings, according to Mayor Carolyn Kirk.

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Nov 30

“State grant to help pay for Dartmouth’s new recycling bins”

“Since the inception of our (SMART) program, we have reduced our solid waste budget by more than $400,000, reduced the number of waste collection trucks from four a day to two, as well as the number of personnel assigned to each truck.”

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Nov 29

Dartmouth MA Awarded $147,000 Recycling Grant from State

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Grant Money To Be Used To Purchase Wheeled Recycling Carts

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Nov 26

Mayor Carolyn Kirk to Speak at National League of Cities 2012 Congress of Cities in Boston

Gloucester Mayor to detail city’s successful pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) waste reduction program at industry event.

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Nov 26

New Pay-As-You-Throw Program Pays Off for Wells, ME

In first year alone, plastic bag program reduces solid waste by 34% and increases recycling by 37%.

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Nov 12

“Pay-as-You-Throw Program Yields Results”

Recycling Today: Grafton, MA, saves $135,000 annually with 41 percent reduction in solid waste and 96 percent increase in recycling.

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Oct 25

“Solid Waste Down 41%, Recycling Up 96% as PAYT Saves Town $135,000 Annually”

The Grafton News: Solid waste disposal has been reduced by 41% while recycling has increased 96% in the first three years of the Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT), program, saving the Town about $135,000 annually.

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Oct 25

“Grafton pay-as-you-throw cuts trash 41 percent”

Worcester Telegram: In the three years since Grafton adopted a pay-as-you-throw residential trash program, residents have reduced their solid waste disposal by 41 percent, to 3,041 tons in 2012 from 5,169 tons in 2009, according to Assistant Town Administrator Kevin J. Mizikar.

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