Pay As You Throw: One Step Closer to a Sustainable Future

Apr 1, 1996

This article suggests that Pay-As-You-Throw, or variable rate pricing, waste management programs can help reduce solid waste and raise citizen awareness of the costs of excess waste. Povides background material on this type of waste collection system, as well as the difficulties associated with solid waste disposal. Demonstrates implementation strategies and provides case studies from successful communities.

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