Category: Press Releases

Jun 10

WasteZero Programs Approach $1.7 Billion in Positive Financial Impact

Raleigh, NC – June 10, 2019 – WasteZero is pleased to report that its waste reduction programs have provided a cumulative net positive financial benefit of more than $1.66 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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Apr 4

Portsmouth Posts Highest Waste Diversion Rate in State After 1st year of Pay-As-You-Throw Program

In a recent report from RIRRC, Portsmouth ranked highest in the state in both categories that the organization uses to measure the success of waste reduction programs in each municipality; mandatory recycling rate, and rate of overall material diversion from landfill. The Town credits its success in large part to their PAYT program.

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Mar 4

WasteZero Develops Program to Divert Hard-to-Recycle Plastics

Raleigh, NC – March 4th, 2019 – WasteZero, the nation’s leader in helping cities and towns reduce municipal solid waste, is launching a new program to divert and recycle plastic items that are typically not addressed by traditional recycling programs. The new program is called EnviroBag®, and it will provide communities and their residents with…

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Feb 15

Waterville, Maine Ranks #1 In Recent Report Analyzing Per Capita Waste Generation in Southern Maine

Waterville’s Pay-As-You-Throw program received further validation in a recently released report that analyzes the impact of unit-based pricing (also known as pay-as-you-throw or PAYT) programs on residential trash in Southern Maine. 

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Jun 4

WasteZero Releases Report Analyzing the Impact of Pay-As-You-Throw Systems on Residential Trash in Southern Maine

Raleigh, N.C. – June 4, 2018 – WasteZero, the nation’s leader in helping cities and towns reduce residential trash, has released a report analyzing the impact of unit-based pricing (also known as pay-as-you-throw or PAYT) programs on residential trash.  The report contains head-to-head comparisons of municipalities that have PAYT programs and those who do not.  On…

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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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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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Jan 20

WasteZero Recertified as a B Corp

Company earns “B Impact Assessment” score of 96, significantly higher than the median score of 80.

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