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
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.