Communities leading real change
Plymouth, MA

Curbside or Drop-Off: Success Either Way

To increase its recycling, reduce trash costs for residents, and create a more fair and efficient trash collection program, the Town of Plymouth, MA began its bag-based PAYT program at drop-off centers in July 2013. In just three months, the Town saw a 39% reduction in solid waste volume. While not shown here, in January 2014, the Town adopted automated…

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“Many people have come to me and said how much money they’ve saved under [the WasteZero system]. If you’re willing to recycle, you’re going to save money.”

Select Board Chair, Littletown, MA

Hanson, MA

Going PAYT When Tipping Fees Increase

Going PAYT to Avoid Increased Tipping Fees

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“It’s a very successful program. Natick is actually used as a model by (the state) Department of Environmental Protection for other communities.”

Town Administrator, Natick, MA

Natick, MA

Waste Reduction & Operational Savings

Natick began evaluating their PAYT options in early 2003 as a way to handle its fiscal challenges.  Soon after, in FY2004, it began its WasteZero bag-based PAYT program—and instantly experienced significant reduction in municipal solid waste.  In July 2013, it began its automated recycling collection.

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