Cutting the Trash in Half

For more than two decades, WasteZero has helped communities of all sizes cut their annual trash tonnage by an average of 44%.


40 years ago, the average US resident generated 1,100 pounds of trash each year.   Over the years, as we recognized the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle, that average dropped to about 900 pounds per person—a 200-pound step in the right direction.  But with WasteZero Trash Metering programs, communities can get their averages down to 440 pounds per person or less—usually within three months.