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Over 7000 U.S. municipalities now use this method of cost accounting for their municipal waste collection, and the number keeps growing.

Massachusetts is one of the leaders, where currently 143 communities "Pay As They Throw." What is it, you ask? It's the same way you pay for your water, your electricity, your natural gas, virtually every other utility or municipal service you receive. It's simple, it's fair and it encourages recycling. Pay As You Throw means you pay according to how much garbage you produce! This creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste.

Brilliant, eh?

Most "PAYT" programs keep track of number of bags, whereas some gauge by weight. There are many options, but a common example is: Resident pays a yearly fee which covers the town's fixed costs of waste disposal. This fee includes 104 "free" bags, or 2 per week. Additional bags, if needed, can then be purchased by the resident from local merchants - supermarkets, drugstores, etc. Research and experience show that a well planned PAYT program can save a community considerable money by raising their recycling rates, simultaneously lowering their municipal waste disposal tonnage.

 

For more info:

MassDEP

Interesting tidbits:

*Worcester, MA has a hugely successful PAYT program.
*The entire state of Rhode Island will soon switch over to PAYT
*Cohasset, MA, Population 7,750, similar to Chatham: Saved $100,000 in their first year of  PAYT

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DID YOU KNOW? The Chatham Transfer Station has FREE COMPOST! BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bin, Box, Bucket, Buick) and take all you need!

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How We're Doing
Chatham's Diversion (formerly Recycling) Rate:
2016 (at half-year) 39%
2015 32%
2014 29%
2013 30%
2012 37%
2011 42%
2010 29%
2009 20%

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ChathamRecycles.org is the official website for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Chatham, Massachusetts. Whether you are a business, a year-round resident or are simply visiting our community on Cape Cod, we ask that you do the right thing and start recycling today! The Recycling Center can be found at the Chatham Transfer Station at 97 Sam Ryder Road Chatham, MA 02633 508.945.5156 email. For a map and directions, please click here