Yearly Archives: 2012 (page 2)

Oct 24

Grafton Hits Record Recycling and Waste Reduction with Pay-As-You-Throw

Town saves $135,000 annually with 41% reduction in solid waste and nearly 100% increase in recycling in first three years of program

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Sep 15

“More Cape towns eyeing pay-as-you-throw trash”

Cape Cod Times: Other towns are taking notice of the success in Sandwich. Last week, the Renewable Energy Committee in Barnstable, which consulted with Tilton, recommended to the town council that the Cape’s largest town go to a curbside pay-as-you-throw system, Richard Elrick, coordinator of the town’s energy department, said.

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Sep 12

WasteZero Names Michael O’Donnell Chief Financial Officer

Nation’s leading provider of municipal waste reduction programs adds finance management executive to corporate leadership team

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Sep 12

“‘Pay as you throw’ deemed successful in its first year”

WickedLocal.com: WasteZero of Cambridge says that Sandwich – after its first year in the so-called “pay as you throw” trash disposal and recycling program – had saved $120,000 in costs in its solid waste reduction program.

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Sep 9

“Trash Talk”

CapeCodOnline.com: Last year, Sandwich recognized the need to control waste costs and instituted a pay-as-you-throw policy. Under this approach, residents purchase a transfer station sticker for only $55, half the previous year’s price. They must also buy town-issued trash bags at a set cost. These are the only bags accepted at the town landfill. Recycling…

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Sep 4

Sandwich Recycling and Waste Reduction Excels With New Pay-As-You-Throw Program

42% reduction in solid waste in first year of implementation and increased recycling save town $120,000.

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May 31

“Maine garbage study shows 60 percent of trash could be diverted”

A recently updated 2011 study by the University of Maine School of Economics that sorted and assessed the contents of trash in a representative sample of 17 Maine communities concludes that as much as 60 percent of what’s thrown away could be diverted from the waste stream through composting and recycling.

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May 21

“Tiverton’s Pay-As-You-Throw trash program adding life to landfill”

One year into the Pay-As-You-Throw program, Department of Public Works Director Stephen Berlucchi is thrilled with the results.

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May 16

Tiverton Reaches Environmental Milestone With New Pay As You Throw Program

50% reduction in solid waste in first year of implementation combined with increased recycling extends life of landfill.

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Apr 17

WasteZero Supports Ashland’s 10th Annual Earth Day Event

Ashland’s pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) provider donates trash bags for April 28 Green Up Ashland community cleanup.

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