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cities have seen big savings with PAYT.
For example, Gloucester, Mass., began its program more than three years ago and has saved nearly $1 million and seen a 28% decrease in collected waste.
Over half of the sampled communities with a 50 percent recycling rate credit PAYT.
Public Works Director John Westerling said the recycling rate - the percentage of tons being recycled compared to all the tons being thrown away or recycled - has been consistently 30 to 34 percent each month, compared to only 21 percent in the days before PAYT.
Shrewsbury lowered trash by 40 percent due to PAYT.
She gave data from some of the 124 Massachusetts municipalities that have adopted PAYT.
If so, then we should do a better job of communicating the goals of the recycling program to the residents, especially on the (town) Web site before implementing PAYT.
Selectman John Lebeaux said he was pleased the meeting was held to hear some of the things residents had to say about PAYT.