Title

Municipal Waste Management Policy: The Impact of Pay As You Throw and the Predicted Effect on Nahant, Massachusetts

Date of Completion

5-2013

Document Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

This is a study of the impact that Pay As You Throw (PAYT) may or may not have on municipal waste tonnage, recycling tonnage, and recycling rate. Three years of municipal waste and recycling rates reported to the Commonwealth are analyzed to discover any potential effect of PAYT. Municipalities similar to Nahant, Massachusetts with PAYT are analyzed to discover any potential effect as well. Discovered information is then applied to the town of Nahant to help predict probable results should PAYT be implemented.

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