Communities who turned their trash into real savings
Eliot, ME

57% Trash Reduction

The small town of Eliot, ME decided to find a way to reduce the tax burden on residents. To address these efforts, in early September, 2013, the Town kicked off its WasteZero PAYT program.  In four short months, the amount of trash generated dropped by more than half, and the Town saved close to $9,000, putting them on a…

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“(The) PAYT program has benefited Malden both fiscally and environmentally, there are less bags on the curb and more items in the recycling.”

Mayor, Malden, 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

Waterville, ME

Using PAYT to Pay for Curbside Recycling

Using PAYT to pay for Curbside Recycling

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