The different types of pay-as-you-throw can lead to widely different results. In general, communities with cart-based programs throw away the most pounds per capita (PPC) each year, with tag or sticker programs having a lower PPC than cart programs, and bag-based pay-as-you-throw (with or without automated collection) having the lowest PPC of all.

The table below offers a snapshot comparison of the different types of PAYT:

This table provides a more detailed view of relative PAYT performance across a range of communities:

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