Category: Coverage

Feb 22

Gold in the Garbage: How Recycling Rates Could Be a Lot Higher

Pay-as-you-throw “may be about as close to a magic bullet as local-government leaders can get,” the president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance writes in a Governing magazine column.

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Jan 6

Brattleboro, Vt., to Reduce Curbside Garbage Collection

After six months of pay-as-you-throw, the city will be saving an additional $100,000 per year by moving to every-other-week garbage collection.

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Dec 31

An Early Adopter Of Universal Recycling Programs, Brattleboro, Vt., Is Saving Money

Town manager: “The magnitude of those changes and how quickly that fell into place really is impressive.”

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Oct 20

AMERIPEN Study on Recovery of Used Packaging

AMERIPEN’s study finds PAYT to be one of the top three methods that local, state, and federal governments can use to cut waste and increase recycling

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Oct 20

Seriously, is this the best we can do?

This article in Commonwealth Magazine takes a look at the trash problem in MA, and some solutions to it.

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Oct 19

Vermont ‘Leading North America’ With Act 148

Also known as the “pay-as-you-throw law,” the new statute is already demonstrating positive results.

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Oct 16

University of Maine Survey Shows Pay-as-You-Throw Trash Disposal Boosts Recycling

“Most people in communities with pay-as-you-throw programs responded that it was ‘easier to comply’ than they thought it would be, and most considered the costs ‘fair,’ the survey results state.”

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Oct 6

PAYT Data Reveal Savings in Woolwich, Me.

Trash tonnage dropped by 46% in the program’s first month.

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Oct 6
Sep 27