PAYT Recycling Program Evaluation

City of Gainesville | Gainesville, FL | Completed: 2016

MSW Consultants was asked to assist in the evaluation of the current status of the City of Gainesville's residential volume-based cart system and dual-bin recycling program. While PAYT programs have been widely lauded for increasing recycling rates across the U.S., City of Gainesville staff wanted to evaluate their PAYT program over its long history to quantify its impacts on recycling. In particular, the City wanted to understand whether PAYT had lived up to its billing and whether this program was in fact helping the City achieve and maintain high recycling rates.