Learn about the successes and documented savings that Massachusetts cities and towns have achieved by implementing PAYT/SMART programs.
- Massachusetts Municipalities with PAYT/SMART Programs, May 2017
Spreadsheet providing information on 147 cities and towns with PAYT/SMART programs. You may search and sort data with the MS Excel version.
- Map of Massachusetts Municipalities with PAYT/SMART Programs, May 2017
Shows which communities across the state have implemented curbside and drop-off programs.
Resources for PAYT/SMART Municipalities
- MassDEP Pay-As-You-Throw Implementation Guide, January 2004
An overview of solid waste unit-based pricing and how to plan, develop and implement a program.
- PAYT/SMART Bag Vendors on State Contract, October 2016
Any town, city or state agency is eligible to purchase plastic PAYT/SMART trash bags through state contract FAC86.
Why Consider PAYT/SMART?
- PAYT/SMART in Massachusetts Fast Facts
Pay-As-You-Throw/Save-Money-And-Reduce-Trash talking points and current statistics.
- PAYT/SMART Basics for Municipalities
Learn about the benefits of a Pay-As-You-Throw/Save-Money-And-Reduce-Trash program and the mechanics of implementing one.
- How Much Trash Did We Throw Out? file size 1MB
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State maps indicate average pounds of trash disposed per household per year by municipality across Massachusetts for 2011 through 2015. Communities with PAYT/SMART programs show lower volumes of waste.
- MassDEP Pay-As-You-Throw Presentation file size 1MB
General information about PAYT including program structures, implementation strategies and results.
- Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants
MassDEP provides technical assistance and funding to municipalities for the planning and implementation of PAYT/SMART.
- Case Study: Town of Ashland Pay-As-You-Throw Program, July 2009
- Case Study: Town of Hamilton “Three-Sort” Program, January 2013 file size 6MB
- Case Study: City of Malden Pay-As-You-Throw Program, July 2010
- Case Study: Town of Wrentham Pay-As-You-Throw Program, July 2009