The town has reduced its trash tonnage by 59% in one year.
An article in the Boston Globe about how the town of Hanson has benefitted from pay-as-you-throw.
“We’ve reduced trash by half,” Public Works Director says.
The town reports saving $600,000 in disposal costs over four years of pay-as-you-throw.
An article in the Bangor Daily News looks at pay-as-you-throw’s popularity across Maine, where one-third of residents live in PAYT communities and see 40%-55% less solid waste on average.
The New Hampshire Municipal Association has published an article on the success of pay-as-you-throw in the Granite State.
WGBH radio in Boston devotes a half-hour discussion to the success and popularity of pay-as-you-throw across Massachusetts.
A feature article in The Atlantic says that pay-as-you-throw is part of “the future of trash,” citing positive results from the program in Worcester, Mass.
The UK’s Guardian newspaper reports that pay-as-you-throw “is important because it makes any other effort at waste prevention more effective.”
The city reports that it has cut trash by 55% with pay-as-you-throw, leading to dramatic financial gains.