"Volume Base" Program

The refuse collection program is economically driven because it is tied to a volume-based collection program. The program ensures that the only garbage sent to the landfill is that left at curbside in orange CMU garbage bags. The sale of orange bags goes to pay for the collection of sorted paper and other recyclables along with a small percentage of the refuse customer charge assessed on the monthly combined utility bill. The underlying theme of the volume-based collection program is "The more garbage you throw away, the more you should pay."