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Pedal People Cooperative Collects Waste, Compost and Recycling Via Bike in Northampton, Mass.

Pedal People Cooperative is a company that offers bike-powered grocery delivery, moving help, yard care and waste, recycling and compost collection services.

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.

Yale Climate Connections has more information:

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.

Read the full story here.

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