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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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The Garbage Crisis in America

What do you call a system that charges people the same amount for a product whether they use it sparingly or wastefully, creates outcomes that run counter to the objectives of the people in charge of it, and is built in a way that actually encourages people to be wasteful? You call that system garbage….

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We’re on a Mission

At WasteZero, we’re a company on a mission. That mission? To cut the trash in half across the US—saving towns and cities tremendous amounts of money and protecting and preserving precious natural resources. Cutting the trash in half may sound like an audacious goal, but it’s absolutely achievable. How do we know it can be…

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Best Practices for Planning

Knowing which type of pay-as-you-throw is the best match for a community is a good start, but it’s not enough. Proper planning is key to the success of PAYT. In this article in Waste Advantage magazine, Greg Peverall, our Vice President of Business Development, details the steps that communities need to take to plan for…

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The Many Faces of Pay-As-You-Throw

When run correctly, pay-as-you-throw programs can reduce solid waste volume by 50% or more. Everybody knows that this can save towns and cities money, help the environment, and preserve limited municipal resources. However, there are many different ways to do PAYT. Some types of programs work well, and others don’t. Before embarking on a new…

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Illegal Dumping and PAYT? Not So, Says Waste & Recycling News

Some communities may hesitate to implement PAYT because they worry about the potential for illegal dumping, but our experience over twenty years and with more than 800 communities has shown that those worries are not based in reality. This article from Waste & Recycling News–for which our President, Mark Dancy, was interviewed extensively–highlights the truth…

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