Chronicle Trash Talk

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.

Brewer, Maine, Official Says Pay-as-You-Throw Program Has Saved $370,000 in Five Years

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.”

Pay-as-You-Throw: First Year in Plymouth, Mass., Shows Solid Savings

Sandwich, Mass., Keeps Saving With Pay-as-You-Throw