Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tiverton residents can use any color trash bags for the week of Dec. 31 through Jan. 4.
The Town of Tiverton extended the time the residents will not be required to use pay-as-you-throw-bags by one day. Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash bags will not be required for Tiverton residents during the week of Dec. 31 through Jan. 5. In accordance with past years, the Town Council voted at its Dec. 10 meeting to suspend PAYT trash bags for one week, allowing residents to use any color trash bags during the week that transitions into the new year. All trash must still be in bags and all regular trash and recycling rules still apply.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The company reports since the town began PAYT, they've reduced solid waste by more than 50 percent.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The following is a press release from WasteZero, Tiverton's pay-as-you-throw provider: WasteZero, the town of Tiverton’s pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) provider and the nation’s leader in municipal waste reduction programs, has donated hundreds of plastic trash bags to the town for distribution to residents who participate in Tiverton’s Annual Clean Up Week. Since the town adopted the PAYT waste reduction and recycling program in May, 2011, Tiverton has reduced its solid waste by more than 50 percent. The annual cleanup event is sponsored by the Tiverton Garden Club and the Tiverton Litter Committee. “WasteZero is pleased to support the Town of Tiverton’s Annual Clean Up Week,” said WasteZero President Mark Dancy. “As we approach the 42nd annual …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Town Administrator James Goncalo reports the program has helped reduce additions to the landfill by increasing recycling.
As the applications for Tiverton residents wanting free pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags multiplied in 2011, Town Administrator James Goncalo said they have decided to implement a tighter verification process starting July 1, 2012, to make sure people are not taking advantage of the system. Additionally, he's calling the program's inaugural efforts a success, as trash at the landfill has decreased while recycling increased in 2011, according to recent figures. The town is studying all ways to close the landfill by 2014, as it is anticipated to reach maximum capacity. It is only the second landfill in Rhode Island, next to Johnston's. Goncalo and the Department of Public Works expected about 160 to 165 families needing the free bags when the …