Residents Gain When We Reduce Trash
In cities and towns where there is no waste reduction program in
place, the cost of managing trash is often hidden in the tax bill,
and usually charged at a flat rate. In this situation, residents
have little to no incentive to reduce their trash volume and
increase recycling or reuse. What's worse, residents who recycle
and reduce waste end up subsidizing their neighbors'
wastefulness. With advanced pay-as-you-throw programs like
WasteZero Trash Metering™, residents pay only for what they throw
Residents Take Control!
In communities with a WasteZero program, residents use special municipal trash bags they purchase in local retail stores. Bags typically cost $1 to $3 and allow residents to pre-pay for the disposal of that bag of trash. Therefore, residents are in complete control of what they pay for trash disposal.
Everyone Helps Keep Valuable Services Available
Savings and revenues generated from programs like these can be used to support community services like schools, parks, roads, public safety, or emergency services, while also completely covering all solid waste management costs.
Actually, This Isn’t an Additional Tax
Traditional PAYT programs can be unpopular with residents if they are perceived as “just another tax.” With WasteZero’s unique and comprehensive programs, cities and towns can elect to 'share the savings' with the residents.
And Don't Forget About Recycling Benefits
With our landfills nearing capacity, recycling and composting
offer a clear alternative to the environmentally unfriendly process
of burying and burning our trash or paying a substantial fee to
ship waste material, much of which is recyclable, out of state.
WasteZero's Trash Metering and pay-as-you-throw conversion programs
are custom tailored to meet the needs of cities and towns and are
designed to help ensure a successful program launch and immediate
benefits from start to finish.
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