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WasteZero In The News
May 1

WasteZero Programs Top $1.5 Billion in Positive Financial Impact

Raleigh, NC – May 1, 2018 – WasteZero is pleased to report that its waste reduction programs have provided a cumulative net positive financial benefit of more than $1.5 billion to its partner communities. Since its founding in 1991, WasteZero has been developing, launching, and managing a range of waste reduction programs. Hundreds of cities…

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Mar 1

WasteZero Brings Curbside Textiles Recycling Program to More than One Million Households

Raleigh, NC – March 1, 2018 – Last year, WasteZero signed an agreement with Solon, OH-based Simple Recycling to offer curbside collection of used textiles and small household items to communities around the nation. Under this agreement, WasteZero represents the Simple Recycling program to communities across 46 states and supports public outreach regarding textiles recycling….

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Jan 4

WasteZero Partners with Simple Recycling to Offer Curbside Collection of Used Textiles

Raleigh, NC – January 4th, 2017 – WasteZero has signed an agreement with Solon, OH-based Simple Recycling to offer curbside collection of used textiles and small household items to communities around the nation. Under this agreement, WasteZero will introduce and represent the Simple Recycling program to communities across 46 states, as well as help support…

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Apr 22

The World’s Trash Crisis, and Why Many Americans Are Oblivious

An article in the Los Angeles Times talks about pay-as-you-throw and the trash crisis, and interviews WasteZero President Mark Dancy: “When you charge for something, people use less of it, and in this case it’s less trash.”

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Apr 7

Chronicle Trash Talk: Bay State Garbage Could Fill Fenway Park 75 Times a Year

In a special episode dedicated entirely to the solid waste crisis, the Boston-based television news magazine Chronicle looks at what some Massachusetts cities and towns are doing to cut their trash, including adopting pay-as-you-throw.

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Apr 7

Chronicle Trash Talk: Clean Your Plate, But Save Those Scraps

The second segment in the trash episode of Chronicle on WCVB TV Boston looks at the potential of household organics collection for waste reduction.

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Apr 7

Chronicle Trash Talk: The Landfill is Filling Up

The third segment of the garbage episode of WCVB TV Boston’s Chronicle looks at the environmental and financial risks of landfills and waste incinerators.

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Mar 7

Brewer, Maine, Official Says Pay-as-You-Throw Program has Saved $370,000 in Five Years

Solid waste tonnage decreased by exactly 50%, and the recycling rate increased nearly six-fold.

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Feb 29

Brewer, Maine, Reaches Fifth Anniversary of Pay-as-You-Throw Program, Marks $370,000 in Savings

The city’s recycling rate has increased from 5% before pay-as-you-throw to 29% today.

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Feb 26

How to Turn Down the Volume of Trash

A Q&A on the mechanics and benefits of pay-as-you-throw with WasteZero’s Joshua Kolling-Perin in the Salisbury (N.C.) Post.

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