Award-Winning Pay-as-You-Throw Programs

The primary benefits of pay-as-you-throw are clear: cutting trash in half, boosting recycling, saving money, and helping the environment. Of course, it never hurts to also win an award. That’s just what happened recently for three WasteZero pay-as-you-throw partner communities. At its annual “Trash Bash,” the South Shore Recycling Cooperative in Massachusetts gave its “Municipal Trash Basher” […]

November WasteZero Newsletter

Boston TV News Covers Growth of Pay-as-You-Throw CBS affiliate reports on the program’s growing popularity throughout Massachusetts. Read more here. Plymouth, Mass., Marks First Anniversary of Successful Pay-as-You-Throw Program The town has cut trash by 44% and saved $83,000. Read more here. First Month of Waterville, Maine, Pay-as-You-Throw Program Exceeds Initial Projections Waterville, Maine, has […]

Plymouth (Still) Rocks

When we last checked in on our friends in the town of Plymouth, Mass., in October, they were marking three months of pay-as-you-throw with some really powerful results: 39% waste reduction and $36,000 saved. By any measure, that’s a performance to be proud of. But we said at the time, “If Plymouth is anything like […]