November 11, 2021 – Amherst Bulletin
On Oct. 14, the Amherst Board of Health began to consider a new system for managing waste, recyclables and compostable materials that would dramatically reduce waste and waste-related emissions, improve the transparency of fees and collection scheduling, and likely save residents money.
In the first phase of the proposed program in Amherst, basic trash and recycling pick up for residents in one- to four-family homes would be expanded to include curbside pick up of compostable materials. So residents would have three toters — one for recycling, one for compostable materials and one for trash. Fees for these services would be paid to the town as part of customers’ water and sewer bills, and would include a basic charge for recycling and compostable materials pick up, plus a charge based on the amount and frequency of trash picked up.Continue reading “Local and Green with Darcy Dumont: Amherst zero-waste proposal gains traction”