A Boston-based television news program dedicates an entire episode to the solid waste crisis and looks at how some cities and towns are battling it–including pay-as-you-throw.
The central Maine city has also cut trash tonnage by 50% and increased the recycling rate by almost 50%. Mayor: “The savings from the PAYT program have had a positive impact on the city’s tax rate, which benefits all of our taxpayers.”
The town reports that trash is down by 44% after the first year of pay-as-you-throw.
The Cape Cod town releases figures showing that it has reduced solid waste by 48%, doubled its recycling rate, and saved $426,000 since it began pay-as-you-throw three years ago.