Yearly Archives: 2018

The Link Between Recycling and Jobs

It seems like common sense that recycling is good for the environment.  The less trash we dump into landfills or burn in incinerators, the better. Did you know that recycling is also good for the economy?  In fact, the more we divert waste into recycling, the more jobs we create. In 2011, the Tellus Institute…

Read More

Brattleboro, VT: Another Pay-As-You-Throw Success Story

Brattleboro (pop. 11,607) occupies a beautiful spot in southeastern Vermont, right next to the border with New Hampshire.  WasteZero began working with Brattleboro in 2014, as it considered switching to a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash system.  In July of 2015, following a public education campaign, the town officially launched its bag-based PAYT program with WasteZero’s assistance….

Read More