Pay-as-you Throw Program Worksheet: Container and Pricing Choices
Use the Pay-as-you Throw Program Worksheet: Container and Pricing Choices
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mobile app to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the different container and pricing choices and select the best system for your program. In Part A, rank in terms of importance the characteristics of the main container and pricing combinations: bags or tags/stickers that are sold at retail stores or municipal offices; cans under a “pay as you go” pricing system (under which residents are billed based on the number of cans they set out for collection); and cans under a subscription system. (Another pricing option that can be used in combination with any of the container and pricing choices is a two-tiered system, which uses a per-container fee for variable MSW costs while retaining a monthly flat collection charge for fixed MSW costs. This helps prevent revenue fluctuations).