Category: Coverage

Jan 1

Have No Fear: Pay-as-You-Throw Garbage System Works

In a guest column in the Charlotte Observer, former Worcester, Mass., Public Works Director Bob Moylan explains how pay-as-you-throw benefitted his city and how it could help Charlotte.

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Dec 23

How Cutting Trash Can Transform Our Cities

Green Is Good Radio interviews WasteZero board chair John Campbell about the company’s mission to cut trash in half across America.

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Dec 12

Why Pay-as-You-Throw Trash Fees Make Good Sense

The head of the advocacy group Sustain Charlotte writes a Charlotte Observer guest column in support of pay-as-you-throw.

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Dec 8

Charlotte Studies Benefits, Drawbacks Of Pay-Per-Bag Trash Service

The NPR affiliate in Charlotte NC reports on that city’s consideration of a pay-as-you-throw program.

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Dec 1

Recycling Reinvented Expanding Current Mission beyond EPR to Include Supportive Policies

The advocacy group Recycling Reinvented announces it is expanding its mission to include support for pay-as-you-throw and several other policies to increase recycling.

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Nov 23

Should Garbage Collection Be Charged by How Much You Throw Away?

Former Chapel Hill NC Mayor and state Sen. Howard Lee explains his support for pay-as-you-throw to increase recycling and help municipal finances.

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Nov 21

Statewide Pay-As-You-Throw Idea Moves Ahead in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s landfill authority agrees to move to the next phase of its analysis of a statewide pay-as-you-throw program.

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Nov 21

City’s Numbers Show Fall River Ahead of Projected Revenue From Pay-as-You-Throw

Fall River, Mass., releases data showing that with just three months of pay-as-you-throw, trash tonnage is down 43%, and the city is on pace to hit its $3.5 million financial target for the first year.

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Nov 18

Cutting Trash in Half: Secure Finances With Pay-as-You-Throw

In a cover story in Maine Townsman, the Maine Municipal Association’s magazine, former Portland Mayor George Campbell and WasteZero Board Chair John Campbell document the benefits of pay-as-you-throw for cities and towns across Maine.

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Nov 3

University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment Clean Tech Podcast

WasteZero’s Cal Cunningham discusses how metering solid waste puts pay-as-you-throw in the “smart cities” movement.

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