SMART Residential PAYT Trash Program To Begin July 1, 2013
SMART –Save Money And Reduce Trash
On April 6, Town Meeting representatives voted to approve a new SMART curbside and transfer station Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash program. The new program when fully operational in January 2014 will offer residents the choice of disposing of their trash at the Manomet Transfer Station or joining the new automated curbside collection service with single stream recycling.
Beginning July 1, 2013 however, residents who currently use one of the Town’s three transfer stations will be required to place their solid waste in the new Plymouth orange trash bags. Please remember, trash not placed in the designated orange bag will not be accepted at the transfer stations beginning July 1.
The PAYT bags are for solid waste only and not recyclable items. Recyclable items will continue to be disposed of at the transfer stations as they are now. The new Plymouth orange trash bags will be conveniently available at retail outlets throughout Plymouth prior to July 1 and will cost $1.25 each and will be available in a roll of five bags for $6.25. A complete list of the retailers that will carry the bags is posted in the SMART Program Info link below .
The new PAYT program will allow the Town of Plymouth to significantly increase recycling and reduce the amount of trash it pays to dispose of, considerably reducing the cost of this service to residents. It will also create a far more fair and efficient trash collection program for everyone where residents who recycle no longer subsidize trash collection for their neighbors- who may not recycle.
Remember, by recycling more you’ll produce less trash which means you’ll use fewer trash bags. The new SMART PAYT program lets you take control of your waste disposal costs!
Please visit the informational links below for more info or call the Plymouth Department of Public Works at 508-830-4162 ext. 100 if you have any questions.