Considering Pay As You Throw (PAYT)?

It’s a PROVEN strategy to increase recycling and reduce waste!

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For a fact sheet on PAYT and information about additional strategies to improve your recycling program, visit

A free webinar about promoting PAYT to stakeholders was held on April 20, 2017 


David Ingram, LEED AP+

Sustainability Project Manager, City of Wilmington, Public Services Department

David has over 10 years of experience in sustainability, facility operations and project management. He is passionate about integrating sustainability practices into existing processes and brings extensive experience in corporate sustainability, energy management, enterprise data systems, and organizational development. 

David is a LEED AP O+M with a history of successfully completing various LEED O&M projects. Prior to joining the City of Wilmington, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC and guided the LEED certification project of the IMF’s two Headquarters facilities.

In his current role with the City of Wilmington as the Sustainability Project Manager, David brings his diverse background toward advancing the City toward becoming more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

Lisa Rider

Assistant Director, Onslow County, NC Solid Waste Department

Lisa Rider is a proud eastern North Carolina native who specializes in coastal community resource conservation and works full-time asthe Solid Waste Assistant Director for Onslow County with a focus on proper resource management at the coast, including proper disposal, marine debris prevention and removal, environmental education, waste reduction, and recycling. Lisa also initiated and coordinates the Onslow County School Recycling Program, the NC Marine Debris Symposium, and the Earth and Surf Fest. She is the current president of the Plastic Ocean Project and a board member of the Carolina Recycling Association. Lisa has received several awards during her career, including the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award as the Conservation Communicator of the Year in 2016, North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year in 2011 and the Carolina Recycling Association Recycler of the Year in 2014. She is currently working with a team on a regional effort to reduce usage and increase the recycling of plastic bags and film. 

Susan Bush

Senior Consultant, RSE USA

Susan Bush has over 19 years of experience in environmental policy work, working with both public and private-sector clients. She enjoys helping local and state government clients improve their waste diversion programs through the use of best management practices, policy, and good planning and assessment. Susan holds a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University and an M.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island.

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