Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jan 23

“Hanson eyes pay-per-throw”

Also referred to as “save as you throw,” the process aims to reduce the municipal solid waste stream and eliminate the looming increase in tipping fees at the transfer station, which are expected to rise from $34.50 to $70 or more per ton through a metered bag system.

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Jan 14

“Harnessing private interest”

“I zipped in and out of the Sandwich transfer station this weekend with more recycling than rubbish. Ten years ago, I would have waited in a line of cars stretching onto Rt. 130 waiting to unload more rubbish than recycling. There’s a lesson here that can inform the debate over landfills and the cost of…

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Jan 7

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

In the past three years, according to Assistant Town Administrator Kevin Mizikar, Grafton, Mass., residents have reduced their solid waste from 5169 tons in 2009 to 3041 tons in 2012, a 41% reduction.

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Jan 4

WasteZero Hires Joshua Kolling-Perin as Director of Public Engagement

WasteZero hires Joshua Kolling-Perin to lead messaging strategy, stakeholder engagement, thought leadership efforts, and public and media relations.

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Jan 3

“Trash Talk:” Cape Cod Communities Should Look To Sandwich Success

As Bourne and Falmouth work to negotiate a landfill deal, the two towns should turn their eyes northward to examine the success in Sandwich, where the pay-as-you-throw program is helping to reduce trash flow as well as hours at the local transfer station.

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