Category: Best Practices

How to Talk About Pay-as-You-Throw

Pay-as-you-throw works: that much we know. With an average waste reduction of 44%, and dramatic financial and environmental benefits, there’s really no question that PAYT is wise public policy. But the politics of pay-as-you-throw can be trickier. People naturally resist many kinds of change, and changing a system as personal as trash can feel especially troubling. What’s more,…

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Implementing Pay-As-You-Throw

All of the hard work that communities put in to selecting a pay-as-you-throw program and planning for it could go to waste if they don’t also do what it takes when the time comes for implementation. There are some key steps they must take just before the program launches, right as it’s launching, and immediately…

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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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