Filed Under: Pay As You Throw

Head-to-Head Comparison in Maine: How Does PAYT Stack Up?

We routinely tell cities and towns that a bag-based pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) system will cut residential trash by 44%.  We’re confident in that number because that’s what the data we’ve collected over the years tells us.  Recently, we decided to put that number to the test once again and perform a head-to-head comparison of towns with…

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A Waste Reduction Guarantee for Cities

In our experience, properly-designed bag-based pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) systems reduce trash by 44%.  That does three things: Helps cities and towns cut costs Protects the environment Saves taxpayers money PAYT Works, But Not Everyone Believes It Across America the average person produces 857 lbs. of residential trash each year.  In communities that have our bag-based PAYT…

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WasteZero’s President talks to Waste Dive about why NYC is looking at PAYT and its huge impact on reducing GHGs…

  Check out this article on one of our favorite websites, WasteDive.  It includes an interview with WasteZero president, Mark Dancy on pay-as-you-throw and how to overcome the “fear of change” from a policy standpoint.  

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Pay-As-You-Throw: Not All Methods are Created Equal

What is Pay-As-You-Throw? Traditionally, residents of cities and towns pay for their trash service via a flat, monthly fee or through their property taxes.  When you think about it, that’s an odd way to pay for a utility service, which is what trash collection is. After all, we pay for water based on how much…

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