Wednesday, April 13: Increase Recycling by Changing the Way You Charge for Trash Webinar
Learn how PAYT works for residents and the steps you need to take it forward.
Decrease your waste by more than 40% just by changing how residents pay for trash service. A pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) system charges for trash based on the amount produced, so putting out four cans of trash costs more than putting out one can. It’s more equitable, it’s effective, and it’s been successfully adopted by more than 7000 communities in the U.S.
Kate Bailey is the Program Manager for Eco-Cycle Solutions. Kate is a leading authority on Zero Waste best practices, and focuses on the facts, numbers, details, and logistics that help Zero Waste initiatives succeed. Over the past decade she has created national reports, websites, webinars and tools to empower local communities to implement Zero Waste solutions.
Epiphany Ramos is the Manager of the City of Bellevue’s Solid Waste and Wastewater Departments. Epiphany enacts the City’s commitment to sustainability in all infrastructure and waste management decisions. With goals of 25% recycling rates and reducing the tonnage to the the local landfill, PAYT initiatives make sense for municipalities. Learn about their pilot program and what it has done for Bellevue.