Filed Under: Elections

With Pay-as-You-Throw, Good Policy Is Good Politics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: pay-as-you-throw isn’t just good policy; it’s also good politics. That’s been true for a while, and the news yesterday out of Waterville, Maine, is just more evidence for it. In a city-wide referendum, Waterville residents voted by an overwhelming two-to-one margin to continue PAYT. It’s not hard to see why. Pay-as-you-throw…

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Pay-as-You-Throw, and Don’t Look Back

It’s Town Meeting Season in New England, when people fill up high school gyms and libraries to vote on things like town budgets, school funding, road repairs… and, sometimes, pay-as-you-throw. Most years, people in at least a few towns in the region find a way to get PAYT on the ballot. That’s what happened in Hopkinton, N.H.,…

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Ask the Voters

We’ll always be happy to tell you stories about how people who live in pay-as-you-throw communities like PAYT, find it easy to handle, and appreciate its fairness. (Heck, we’ve even been known to blog about it.) Those stories are great, and they do carry a lot of weight. But sometimes you just need to look at…

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