Rockport, MA Disposes of Flat Fee in Favor of More Fair Utility Pricing

On March 22nd, commissioners unanimously approved a switch to a universal pay-as-you-throw system.

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/rockport-dumps-flat-fee-for-trash/article_2ca926c2-9e8b-50d9-b5c4-169461690861.html

 

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.

http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/thursday-april-7-trash-talk/38803454

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.”

https://bangordailynews.com/2016/03/06/news/bangor/brewer-official-says-pay-as-you-throw-program-has-saved-370000-in-5-years/

Gold in the Garbage: How Recycling Rates Could Be a Lot Higher

A column written for Governing magazine by the president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on how pay-as-you-throw can help cities increase their recycling and save money.

http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-pay-as-you-throw-higher-recycling-rates.html

Brattleboro, Vt., to Reduce Curbside Garbage Collection

After six months of pay-as-you-throw, the city will be saving an additional $100,000 per year by moving to every-other-week garbage collection.

http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_29350366/brattleboro-reduce-curbside-garbage-collection

An Early Adopter Of Universal Recycling Programs, Brattleboro, Vt., Is Saving Money

Town manager: “The magnitude of those changes and how quickly that fell into place really is impressive.”

http://digital.vpr.net/post/early-adopter-universal-recycling-programs-brattleboro-saving-money

Vermont “Leading North America” With Act 148

Also known as the “pay-as-you-throw law,” the new statute is already demonstrating positive results.

http://www.reformer.com/news/ci_28993715/vermont-leading-north-america-act-148

University of Maine Survey Shows Pay-as-You-Throw Trash Disposal Boosts Recycling

“Most people in communities with pay-as-you-throw programs responded that it was ‘easier to comply’ than they thought it would be, and most considered the costs ‘fair,’ the survey results state.”

https://bangordailynews.com/2015/10/16/news/bangor/umaine-survey-shows-pay-as-you-throw-trash-disposal-boosts-recycling/

Waterville, Maine, Pay-as-You-Throw Said to Have Saved $164,000 in First Year

Trash tonnage fell by 54%.

https://www.centralmaine.com/2015/09/11/waterville-pay-as-you-throw-said-to-have-saved-154000-in-first-year/

Vernon, Vt., Selectboard Says Pay-as-You-Throw System Working Well

The town has reduced its trash tonnage by 59% in one year.

http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=12867&page=1#.VfBeyhFVikp