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Nashville Implements Trash Pricing

Adrian Moore
August 18, 2010, 12:08pm

Trash pricing, often known as "pay-as-you-throw" is a way to use that good old capitalist tool, pricing, to create more market-based incentives for recycling, and ensure that those who use more trash services pay more.  The idea is that people who throw away more stuff pay more. Very simple indeed, and effective, as research has shown.

Nashville is the latest large city to adopt this approach.


Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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