Webinar: Pay-as-You Throw Best Management Practices and Success Programs

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:

  1. describe PAYT programs and other policies that may help increase recycling, and
  2. 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.

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