WasteZero Trash Metering™ Program Overview
WasteZero Trash Metering™ programs are based on a simple but groundbreaking idea. It is as simple as 1,2,3:
|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 services.