Trash

Local News
5:22 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Charlotte Tosses Out 'Pay-As-You-Throw' Trash

A specially colored pay as you throw trash bag.
Credit WasteZero

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee Monday night recommended raising property taxes as part of his plan to make up for a large city budget gap. Carlee told City Council the bump of almost 2 cents per $100 of property value would bring in enough revenue to cover the cost of Charlotte’s residential trash service. So what does that mean for the “pay-as-you-throw” trash plan under deliberation last year? 


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Local News
6:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Charlotte Studies Benefits, Drawbacks Of Pay-Per-Bag Trash Service

A WasteZero trash bag.
Credit WasteZero

There’s been a lot of trash talk in Charlotte recently. And no, we don’t mean college basketball. The city is studying pay-as-you-throw garbage service as a way to reduce the amount of trash we send to the landfill.


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Local News
5:34 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Charlotte Looking At "Pay-As-You-Throw" Garbage Collection

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The city of Charlotte is looking at changing the way its residents pay for trash collection, from a flat fee to a “pay-as-you-throw” system. 

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Local News
10:26 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Cabarrus County Plans 15-Acre Compost Facility

A residential compost bin after about 10 months of use.
Credit flickr/E.v. Meunch

Composting ... has a certain ick factor. But Cabarrus County commissioners are trying to make it cool and are working on converting 15-acres of one of their landfills into a composting facility.

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