Category: Coverage

Sep 11

Best Practices for Pay-As-You-Throw—Implementation

Stephen Lisauskas of WasteZero details what towns and cities should do to make pay-as-you-throw implementation run smoothly.

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Aug 1

“The Latest on Pay-As-You-Throw”

American Recycler newspaper looks at current trends in pay-as-you-throw, profiling WasteZero and interviewing our Steve Lisauskas.

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Jul 31

Best Practices for Pay-As-You-Throw—Planning for Implementation

WasteZero’s Greg Peverall looks at the steps communities need to take to plan for effective pay-as-you-throw programs.

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Jul 3

Best Practices for Pay-As-You-Throw—Understanding the Options

In the first article in a three-part series for Waste Advantage magazine, WasteZero’s Les Evans details the pros and cons of the different types of pay-as-you-throw.

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Jun 13

Pay-As-You-Throw Programs Aim to Incentivize Recycling

When implemented properly, bag-based pay-as-you-throw programs can have dramatic, long-lasting effects on a city’s disposal costs and recycling rate.

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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 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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Dec 19

Sandwich MA One of Seven Crown Communities

In July 2011, Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, converted its residential solid waste program to a “Pay as You Throw” (PAYT) program, with dramatic results. In the program’s first year, the residents of Sandwich reduced their solid waste by 42 percent and recycled 74 percent more plastic, metals, and glass and 20 percent…

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