Pay as You Throw

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LETTER: Anti-tax conservatives make an art of hypocrisy with “Tip Tax”

“Back in 2019, serving as a State Representative, Fred Camillo minced no words when he said, ‘Here’s a fact: tolls are taxes, and we have enough of those in Connecticut.’ Now that he’s responsible for a budget, he’s changed his tune.” – Jonathan Perloe Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Conservation Commission Urges the Adoption of PAYT

“Make yourself heard! Urge the Board of Selectmen, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and the Representative Town Meeting to adopt Pay-As-You-Throw. We should and can do this.” – Patricia Sesto, Director of Conservation Commission and William Rutherford, Chair Continue Reading →

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DesChamps: ‘Pay As You Throw’ at Holly Hill Will Bring A Sustainable Future

“Over 40% of recoverable materials in residential trash are compostable organics, and this figure skyrockets to 68% for restaurants and 51% for grocery stores. …The majority of food waste from Greenwich businesses ends up on the tipping floor at a cost to taxpayers.” – Julie DesChamps, Founder, Waste Free Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Board of Selectmen: PAYT Pulled, Sick Raccoons at Beach, Chimes Building Gift

Pay As you Throw was withdrawn from the agenda. Other agenda items included sick raccoons at Greenwich Point, and a generous gift of $200,000 to restore the chimes in the Chimes Building in honor of Emily Fedorko. Continue Reading →

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CAMILLO: BET Democrats Unnecessarily Attacked Town Staff on PAYT

“…I would be happy to continue this discussion and move the implementation back a year or so and support a tipping fee to act as a bridge until the public has had enough time to see the true benefits of the program and its value to the community.” – Fred Camillo, Greenwich First Selectman Continue Reading →

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Former Worcester, MA Public Works Commissioner: PAYT Is Not a Tax

“Worcester’s PAYT program has generated more than $100 million dollars in savings and revenues since it was implemented. It has been used as a model by other cities throughout the northeast including Portland, ME.” – Bob Moylan, Jr, PE, Worcester Commissioner of Public Works and Parks (Ret) Continue Reading →

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