WasteZero Trash Metering™: Good for the Community


When you think about police, firefighters, and teachers, or roads, parks, and schools, you might not think about trash and waste reduction. But believe it or not, there is a relationship there.

In today's difficult economy, cities and towns of all sizes are faced with fiscal challenges. Their own costs are on the rise while State and Federal funding is on the decline. In many cases, these communities are forced to take unfortunate action, like cutting critical services and residential programs. Did you know you could actually save the jobs of your emergency response personnel or your teachers, or repair the roads, or build the park, by reducing solid waste? It's true.

Many WasteZero communities have earned both savings and revenue that they have been able to return to their infrastructure to support vital services. It's just another added benefit to implementing a WasteZero program.

And Waste Reduction Creates Jobs

In addition, studies show that jobs are also created when communities shift focus from trash disposal to recycling:

“Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job; landfilling 10,000 tons of waste creates six jobs; recycling 10,000 tons of waste creates 36 jobs.” EPA Conservation Challenge: Campaigning Against Waste

“South Carolina’s recycling industry supports 37,440 jobs with an economic impact of $6.5 billion and is growing at a 12% annual rate. We have no other industry sector currently growing at this pace, and in order to continue, we need to change residential behavior.” Waste360

No matter what your community goals are - saving or creating jobs, reducing costs, or positively impacting the environment - a WasteZero Trash Metering program can help you achieve them.