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:
- Overflow Programs
- Variable Rate Carts
- Tag or Sticker Programs
- Bag-Based Programs
The key conclusion: By far, bag-based programs work best, as long as they are implemented properly.