Monthly Archives: April 2019

Apr 16

Since start of pay-as-you-throw trash program, New Windsor’s overall waste generation drops 26%

Since the launch in early November of New Windsor’s Fair Trash Reduction pay-as-you-throw pilot program, the town has seen a 41% tonnage decrease in solid waste, combined with a 35% increase in the tonnage of material that is recycled.

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Apr 15

First Annual Earth911 Sustainability Awards

Earth911 recently awarded Portland, ME with a 2018 Sustainability award! As a PAYT city, they produce “the 3rd lowest average pounds of trash per capita of the 20 cities in its waste district despite having the state’s largest population.”

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Apr 4

Portsmouth Posts Highest Waste Diversion Rate in State After 1st year of Pay-As-You-Throw Program

In a recent report from RIRRC, Portsmouth ranked highest in the state in both categories that the organization uses to measure the success of waste reduction programs in each municipality; mandatory recycling rate, and rate of overall material diversion from landfill. The Town credits its success in large part to their PAYT program.

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