Multi-family buildings with eight residential units or more are not required to participate in the Town waste program, although they can voluntarily join. In March 2020, the Town of Erie Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 15-2020 to expand the Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) rate system to all residential areas in Erie. This ordinance affects waste haulers who operate in Erie. All waste haulers are required to submit documentation showing compliance as part of the Town’s licensing regulations, which provide for the following:
Curbside service with pricing based on volume, with a 32-gallon minimum size and increasing increments (e.g. 32-, 64-, and 96-gallon sizing).
Provision for unlimited recycling service to be included in the total monthly cost.
Curbside composting collection is offered to all residents.
All haulers who provide hauler service to Erie residents must be licensed in Erie. Additional licensing requirements such as reporting of overall diversion of materials, equipment standards, and proof of insurance.