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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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Making Pay-as-You-Throw Pay

This article from the October 2013 issue of Resource Recycling magazine examines how pay-as-you-throw programs can benefit municipal recycling, with case studies from several PAYT communities.

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Best Practices for PAYT (Part 3): Implementation

This article, from the September 2013 issue of WasteAdvantage magazine, outlines the key success factors for implementing a bag-based pay-as-you-throw program.  It covers topics important to any city leader or staff member involved with a new program start-up: Pre-launch preparation Resident communications Distribution and inventory planning Enforcement Rollout management Ongoing program management

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Best Practices for PAYT (Part 2) – Planning for Implementation

This article, from the August 2013 issue of WasteAdvantage magazine, explains the information that city leaders must assess before adopting a pay-as-you-throw program.  It covers Initial data gathering Program selection and design PAYT benefits assessment (financial and environmental)  

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Best Practices for PAYT (Part 1): Understanding the Options

This article, from the July 2013 issue of WasteAdvantage magazine, outlines the different types of pay-as-you-throw program and the pros and cons of each.  It covers cash, overflow, variable rate cart, tag, and bag programs.

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WasteZero Pay-as-You-Throw and Automated Collection

This explainer video demonstrates how WasteZero’s pay-as-you-throw programs work in cities and towns with automated solid waste collection.

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Gloucester, Mass., Mayor Carolyn Kirk Speaks About Pay-as-You-Throw

The mayor of Gloucester, Mass., speaks at the National League of Cities convention about how pay-as-you-throw has helped her city.

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WasteZero Trash Metering Programs

This overview video explains the mechanics of how and why WasteZero pay-as-you-throw programs work.

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WasteZero Customers Discuss Pay-as-You-Throw

Leaders from WasteZero partner communities talk about how pay-as-you-throw has helped them.

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