The Facts About WasteZero Trash Metering™
Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) has been around for decades, but in
recent years WasteZero has turned the concept upside down, creating
an enhanced set of programs that can double or triple the results
of traditional pay-as-you-throw.
WasteZero's next-generation PAYT programs, known as WasteZero
Trash Metering™, are the simplest and most easily adopted by your
residents. The concept is amazingly straightforward: change
how your residents pay for their trash today from a fee- or
tax-based payment model to prepaid
trash bags. In this way, their trash essentially
becomes just another metered utility - they only pay for what they
use (how much they throw away).
And there is minimal impact to residents: they still buy
their trash bags in their favorite retailer, only now they buy
special colored, imprinted bags as part of their new WasteZero
Trash Metering program. These bags typically cost more than generic
plastic trash bags, which naturally encourages recycling, reuse,
and overall reduction in what is thrown away. Ultimately lowering
the volume of trash thrown away in your community, and reducing the
cost of municipal solid waste management.
And WasteZero programs are 100% turnkey. From day one, we take care of everything - from
public education and communication to billing and accounting. We
even manufacture your town's custom bags in our US manufacturing
plant, and then handle distributing them to retailers all over
WasteZero Trash Metering Programs
Building from the ground up, WasteZero partners with your municipality to design the right program for your specific needs. We provide the complete package from program design to resident communication, retail setup and delivery, inventory management, accounting, and reporting.
PAYT Conversion Programs
Already committed to the concept of waste reduction, but ready for better results? Nothing could be easier than converting from an existing pay-as-you-throw program to a WasteZero Trash Metering program.
100% US-Made Supplies
Because we make all of our own Trash Metering supplies in the US, we can deliver a truly customized solution for your municipality, with your choice of size, thickness, color, capacity, print, packaging, and closure type.
How do WasteZero's Trash Metering programs differ from
traditional pay-as-you-throw? For starters, most studies cited by
the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) estimate
that the average reduction in solid waste from traditional
pay-as-you-throw programs is in the 17% to 23% range. But with
WasteZero Trash Metering programs, our municipal customers
achieve an average reduction of 44%. Consider the tipping fees
per ton you pay today: What could this kind of reduction mean
to your community?
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