Monthly Archives: August 2013

Popular, Easy, and Fair

Our pay-as-you-throw programs are incredibly “sticky”—once a community signs on, it tends to stay with us. There’s a reason for that, and figuring it out isn’t rocket science: PAYT is popular, easy, and fair. In the more than 20 years that WasteZero has been teaming up with towns and cities to deliver PAYT, we’ve seen…

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Made in the USA

Our mission at WasteZero extends beyond our focus on doing the right thing for the garbage crisis, municipal finances, and the environment. We’re also deeply committed to manufacturing our bags here in the United States. Unlike most other companies that make plastic garbage bags, we make 100% of our product in the US. Our plant…

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The Garbage Crisis in America

What do you call a system that charges people the same amount for a product whether they use it sparingly or wastefully, creates outcomes that run counter to the objectives of the people in charge of it, and is built in a way that actually encourages people to be wasteful? You call that system garbage….

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We’re on a Mission

At WasteZero, we’re a company on a mission. That mission? To cut the trash in half across the US—saving towns and cities tremendous amounts of money and protecting and preserving precious natural resources. Cutting the trash in half may sound like an audacious goal, but it’s absolutely achievable. How do we know it can be…

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Best Practices for Planning

Knowing which type of pay-as-you-throw is the best match for a community is a good start, but it’s not enough. Proper planning is key to the success of PAYT. In this article in Waste Advantage magazine, Greg Peverall, our Vice President of Business Development, details the steps that communities need to take to plan for…

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The Many Faces of Pay-As-You-Throw

When run correctly, pay-as-you-throw programs can reduce solid waste volume by 50% or more. Everybody knows that this can save towns and cities money, help the environment, and preserve limited municipal resources. However, there are many different ways to do PAYT. Some types of programs work well, and others don’t. Before embarking on a new…

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Pay-As-You-Throw Overview in American Recycler

Are you looking for a good overview of pay-as-you-throw? Check out this article in American Recycler newspaper. When their editors needed to talk to an expert on PAYT, they turned to our Vice President of Government Affairs, Stephen Lisauskas. “The Latest on Pay-As-You-Throw“

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Illegal Dumping and PAYT? Not So, Says Waste & Recycling News

Some communities may hesitate to implement PAYT because they worry about the potential for illegal dumping, but our experience over twenty years and with more than 800 communities has shown that those worries are not based in reality. This article from Waste & Recycling News–for which our President, Mark Dancy, was interviewed extensively–highlights the truth…

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