Thu, Jul 26, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/886406874173325827
Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash collection programs (also referred to as unit-based pricing and Save Money and Reduce Trash (SMART), among others) create a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste. This webinar will:
- describe PAYT programs and other policies that may help increase recycling, and
- share examples of implementation at the local level.
The Carton Council in collaboration with governments, sorting facilities and recyclers have worked to provide 60% of all U.S. households access to carton recycling and provide policy tools.
The Town of Natick, Massachusetts has a mature pay-per-bag program that was implemented in 2004. The Town expanded their blue bag program in 2017 to include new curbside pink bag recycling program for clothing and a variety of household goods.
The City of Longmont, Colorado launched a new pay-as-you throw program in April, 2017 that offers variable rates for three trash cart sizes to their residents, as well as curbside recycling and compost pickup.