Penny Mcbride jackson February 7, 2006

Our county is attempting to find a way to compensate/incentivise local trash haulers for reducing the amount of waste that is taken to the local landfill. In the past the haulers were paid to take trash to the landfill in an adjacent county. So, the more garbage that they took, the more they made. Now, we are trying to compost locally and want to find a way to encourage haulers to reduce the amount of waste that they take, but this means that they would make less money. Does anyone know of an example of how a community has successfully made this sort of transition?

Penny McBride

Terra Firma Organics
Jackson Hole, Wyoming