Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pay-as-You-Throw in the News

Pay-as-you-throw has been getting some nice press coverage recently, with several news outlets looking at PAYT’s success in reducing waste, increasing recycling, and saving towns and cities money. Here are some of the highlights: Worcester Telegram & Gazette: A front-page article examined the success of Worcester’s pay-as-you-throw program on its twentieth anniversary: more than $10…

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Not All Pay-As-You-Throw Is Created Equal

The news this week that the city of Bloomington, Ill., is moving to a garbage payment model known as “variable-rate carts” has gotten us thinking again about how, in terms of waste reduction, not all pay-as-you-throw is created equal. The system that Bloomington plans to adopt, like other variable-rate cart programs, will offer residents three…

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Welcome, Wellfleet!

We’re happy to say that the town of Wellfleet, Mass., kicked off its new WasteZero pay-as-you-throw program yesterday. Wellfleet is a small town on Cape Cod with around 2,750 year-round residents but as many as 16,000 visitors during the peak of summer. In their new program, Wellfleetians using the town’s transfer station now use purple…

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