Sustainability Report Shows Dartmouth’s Progress
Dartmouth's solar program is number one in the state of Massachusetts. That, according to UMass Dartmouth's third annual sustainability report for the town.
The report, created by students, studies Dartmouth's progress in it's economy, environment, and society. Some of the report's highlights include statistics on the Pay-as-you-throw trash and recycling program.
Select Board Chairman, Michael Watson said reducing the amount of waste put into the town landfill will help avoid increased costs in using a different location.
According to the report, the Pay-as-you-throw program has reduced Dartmouth's solid waste by 59% since it's introduction in 2007. Last year, the program also produced over $600,000 in revenue for Dartmouth.