Pay-as-you-throw

Pilot program in final stretch

By Ashleigh Snoozy
The Sheridan Press

 

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan’s pay-as-you-throw program is two-thirds through its pilot program, and results indicate slight changes in citizen disposal behaviors.

The pay-as-you-throw pilot program began Nov. 1, 2019, and continues until April 30. Before the start date, city staff collected baseline data for two months to best track habits of 781 city trash collection customers along Big Horn Avenue to the Woodland Park Subdivision.

The city exchanged 300-gallon containers for smaller options, chosen by individual customer. Out of the 781 households, 49.8% chose the largest trash receptacle option at 95 gallons; 26.1% chose 65-gallon receptacles and 24.1% opted for the smallest, 35-gallon bin. The city incentivized customers with larger rebates for smaller bin sizes with hopes household members would utilize curbside recycling.

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