The city of Northampton, Mass., doesn’t have municipal waste or recycling collection so residents either bring their materials to local transfer stations and landfills, hire a hauler or hire Pedal People Cooperative, a company that offers bike-powered grocery delivery, moving help, yard care and waste, recycling and compost collection services.
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In Northampton, Massachusetts, it’s not unusual to see a cyclist hauling a trailer full of recycling, trash, or compost.
Clegg: “We don’t have municipal trash or recycling pickup so people either bring it themselves, or hire big trash trucks or they hire us!”
That’s Ellen Clegg, one of about 15 worker-owners with the Pedal People Cooperative.
Pedal People averages over 500 bike-powered trash pickups a week. They also offer other emission-free services, like grocery delivery and moving help.