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Against Trash

Cutting Trash in Half: How New Hampshire Towns and Cities Can Secure Their Financial Future with Pay-as-You-Throw

In an article in New Hampshire Town and City, the magazine of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, WasteZero Board Chair John Campbell and former Somersworth NH Mayor George Bald detail the benefits of pay-as-you-throw for New Hampshire communities and others around the country.

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The Financial Power of Pay-as-You-Throw

This presentation by former Worcester, Mass., Public Works head Bob Moylan and WasteZero president Mark Dancy lays out the ways that pay-as-you-throw is more than just a waste reduction program, but also a financial powerhouse for cities and towns.

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Toward a Common Denominator

In a MSW Management guest column, WasteZero President Mark Dancy suggests that current zero-waste efforts are hampered by the lack of a clear and consistent measurement for waste reduction, and he argues for using pounds per capita disposed as the standard.

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Cutting Trash in Half: Secure Finances With Pay-as-You-Throw

In this article in Maine Townsman, the magazine of the Maine Municipal Association, WasteZero Chairman John Campbell and former Portland, Maine, Mayor George Campbell examine how pay-as-you-throw is already helping many Maine cities and towns, and show what it could do for others that have not yet made the switch. The article includes detailed case…

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The First Year of Pay-as-You-Throw in Plymouth, Mass.

This presentation details the success of pay-as-you-throw in Plymouth, Mass., at the program’s one-year mark.

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The People Speak: Pay-as-You-Throw and Resident Satisfaction

This article from the June 2014 issue of MSW Management magazine details the findings from a Public Policy Polling survey of 1,000 people in pay-as-you-throw communities, including the following: 79% have a favorable opinion of PAYT, with 52% reporting a very favorable opinion. 68% see the program as fair. 74% think it is not difficult to…

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Pay-as-You-Throw Survey Results From Public Policy Polling

This memo from Public Policy Polling details the results from their survey of residents’ satisfaction with WasteZero pay-as-you-throw programs.

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WasteZero Pay-as-You-Throw

This short video tells a “tale of two neighbors” to illustrate the power of WasteZero’s pay-as-you-throw programs.

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Bob Moylan Tells Worcester’s Pay-as-You-Throw Story

The former Public Works Commissioner in Worcester, Mass., who started that city’s pay-as-you-throw program and then ran it for 20 years, talks about the experience of starting a PAYT program and discusses its success.

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About Pay-As-You-Throw

Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs come in many shapes and sizes.  This article provides a great overview of the different methods cities and towns use to put PAYT into action.  It also lists the relative strengths and weaknesses of each program type.  The key pay-as-you-throw program types covered include: Cash Overflow Programs Variable Rate Carts Tag or…

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