Municipal Waste Management Policy: The Impact of Pay As You Throw and the Predicted Effect on Nahant, Massachusetts
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Open Access Capstone
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Barletta, Antonio, "Municipal Waste Management Policy: The Impact of Pay As You Throw and the Predicted Effect on Nahant, Massachusetts" (2013). Public Affairs Capstones Collection. 1.