WasteZero Trash Metering™ From the Ground Up
At WasteZero, we first started designing, developing, and
managing our WasteZero Trash Metering™ programs because cities and
towns all around the country were facing escalating cost
structures, increasing solid waste tipping fees, and declining
landfill capacity and incinerator use. Never mind the toll that
millions of tons of solid waste disposed of per year was taking on
our land, water, and air.
Because we have worked with hundreds of municipalities during
the past 20 years, we understand these challenges and their true
cost to your community.
Overarching Budget Challenges
Fiscal concerns often limit a municipality's ability to launch and self-manage enhanced solid waste reduction programs.
Failing to optimally recycle negatively impacts natural resource depletion, energy consumption, and water and air quality in staggering proportions.
Increasing Tipping Fees
All over the country tipping fees are increasing. And the more populated the area, the worse the problem.
Significant Challenges with Landfill and Incinerators
According to the SAINT Index, landfills are the most unwanted type of development project that Americans want in their hometown.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, around 7,100
communities in the US have undertaken some form of pay-as-you-throw
(PAYT) program to help address these issues. Some have been more
successful than others. Every day we speak with cities and towns
who want to upgrade their existing PAYT program to a more robust
and powerful WasteZero Trash Metering™ program. And we
speak to even more who are just starting their waste reduction
Our from-the-ground-up, net-new WasteZero Trash Metering™
programs have helped dozens of communities create a waste reduction
program that had staggering results from day one, like:
- One RI town reduced their solid waste by 50% in the first
- A large MA city saved $2.5 million in their first
- A small MA town gained revenue and savings of over $200,000
after six months
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