WasteZero Trash Metering™ Program Overview
WasteZero Trash Metering™ programs are based on a simple
but groundbreaking idea. It is as simple as
|1. Remove fixed trash
fees and shift payment for trash directly to residents. This can be
done quickly and easily using prepaid bags that cover the
municipality's cost of collection and disposal.
|2. Provide information
and support services to make this enormously positive change happen
effectively. This means helping residents to understand why you
have made the change, what the benefits are, how and what to
recycle, etc. It is simple and it works - guaranteed.
|3. Enjoy the benefits.
With this program you can expect to reduce (or even eliminate
entirely) the budget items associated with residential solid waste
collection and disposal.
When residents pay, residents care. Their increased
recycling and reduced trash volumes sent to landfills reduce total
costs by 50% or more. In one simple but profound step you
both reduce total cost in a way that everyone wins, and also create
a simple and permanently-motivating billing system for trash
First, we partner with your municipality to understand your unique needs and goals.
Next we work with you to design a customized WasteZero Trash Metering™ program.
Ninety days in advance, we launch the program to your residents via web, print, and press.
We begin producing trash bags that feature your municipality’s customized information, such as your town’s seal, instructions to residents, etc.
The first part of our Retail Store Distribution™ services kick off, where we deliver your bags to stores across town.
The program goes live. Residents’ trash is collected (or accepted at transfer stations) only in the approved WasteZero Trash Metering™ bags. Now, trash is being “metered,” and recycling is collected free in city-provided bins curbside or at the transfer station.
WasteZero Trash Metering™ programs are more robust and effective
than any PAYT program out there. While even the best traditional
PAYT programs reduce a municipality's residential trash output by
an average of 20%, our results are consistently higher, often
averaging 44% reduction or more.
Not only do we commit to a multi-year partnership with your
community, but we also provide all supplies, services, and
financing to launch and manage your Trash Metering program. But
even before that, we roll up our sleeves and work with municipal
leaders to help clear the pathway to "yes," helping public
officials obtain buy-in from the outset. And finally, we guarantee
your results; you pay us based on your program's successful
outcomes, including revenue and savings.
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