Mark Gomez and Steve Lisauskas(Hour 1a, b) Steve Lisauskas from Waste Zero joined Mark Gomez of the Manchester Highway Department to talk trash this morning.  Waste Zero is a waste reduction company that partners with cities and towns to increase recycling while saving money.  Lisauskas described WZ’s success in cities like Worcester, MA and the similarities between there and Manchester.  Gomez answered Rich’s question on where our city is now with Bag & Tag.  Here’s the follow up material on illegal dumping promised during the interview.  Also, here’s a PowerPoint the follow up material on illegal dumping.

(Hour 1a) 04-02-2014 Hour 1a

Gomez on the incorporation of a Bag & Tag pay to throw system in Manchester.  If approved, how long would it take to implement?  How would such a system be enforced?  Where do we stand with the current recycling program in MHT?

(Hour 1b) 04-02-2014 Hour 1b