Pay As You Throw Working Group

The Town of Weston received a planning grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Planning. This grant will provide the Town with technical assistance in implementing one of the Board of Selectmen's goals from the past several years: the establishment of the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash disposal program.  

In cooperation with the grant program, the Selectmen are convening a working group to research PAYT, including exploring different program options, the financial benefits and/or costs associated with the program for the Town and for residents, and the environmental benefits of implementing the program in Weston. The members of the working group shall prepare a report and make a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen on these items in time to consider implementation in 2020. The Working Group shall consist of five members, including two at-large members and representatives from the Board of Health and the Sustainability Committee. The Working Group is expected to prepare its report by March 1, 2020. 

Residents interested in serving as at-large members, please submit a volunteer application (download or apply online) or email a letter of interest with background information by email to or by mail to the Town of Weston, Board of Selectmen, P. O. Box 378, Weston, MA  02493 by October 18, 2019.