Can I reuse Pay-Per-Throw bags?
No. The bag is basically a "proof of purchase" for the disposal of trash in accordance with the rules of the program. It has to be thrown away with the trash. Some people have asked if this is wasteful. The bags are made from a recycled material and can be burned at the waste-to-energy facility the Town uses. The total number of bags used per year is expected to constitute less that 1/2 of one percent of Needham’s solid waste tonnage.

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1. What is Needham’s Pay-Per-Throw program?
2. Do recyclables or yard waste go in the Pay-Per-Throw bags?
3. Do retailers make a profit on the sale of the Pay-Per-Throw bags?
4. How much do Pay-Per-Throw bags cost?
5. What determines the price of the bags?
6. Can I reuse Pay-Per-Throw bags?
7. How do I dispose of items which will not fit into the Pay-Per –Throw bags?
8. How do I pay for the disposal of a large bulky item?
9. How do I dispose of large volumes of bulky waste such as basement or garage clean-outs?
10. Will I still need to purchase an RTS sticker for my car?
11. Whom should I call if I have additional questions?