The Next Generation Pay-As-You-Throw
Across the country, pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs have gained
momentum and popularity as municipalities recognize the growing
challenges they face with the increasing volume of municipal
solid waste - and where to put it. PAYT programs, where residents
use designated bags or tags for waste removal and are charged based
on the amount of trash they throw away, make sense - the less trash
thrown out, the less the resident pays.
PAYT works by residents purchasing special imprinted
trash bags, which can be used with curbside collection or
transfer station drop off. And when residents are directly paying
for the amount of trash they throw away, the result is a powerful
economic incentive for residents to reduce waste.
These programs generally work with success rates anywhere from a
17% to 23% reduction in municipal solid waste (MSW). But there is a
lot farther you can go, which is why we developed WasteZero Trash
Metering™ programs, the next generation of pay-as-you-throw.
While traditional PAYT programs deliver on average a 20% reduction in solid waste on average, only advanced WasteZero Trash Metering programs provide a comprehensive solution to take it to the next level.
WasteZero Trash Metering programs deliver drastically reduced tipping fees, transfer fees, and out-of-region shipping fees, while streamlining operations and creating additional savings ... all within months.
WasteZero customers have seen recycling rates go through the roof – in some cases a 100% or 200% increase – bringing valuable re-sell revenue to your town and creating additional “green” jobs.
Traditional pay-as-you-throw programs are used by thousands of
communities to reduce solid waste, increase recycling, control
costs, and even generate revenue. Increasingly, the simplicity of a
turnkey program, solid proven results, and convenience that can
be offered to residents is driving more and more communities to
adopt a Trash Metering program from WasteZero.
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