Make the Least of Our Trash
Reduce | Reuse | Recycle Right
The SSRC helps Member Towns optimize their recycling programs, reduce the quantity, toxicity & cost of disposal, and advocates for policies and laws that help municipalities put waste to its highest use at the lowest cost. More...
In 2016, our South Shore towns spent $4.9 million to dispose of trash.
What's wasted in our residential trash: Food, compostable paper 26%, Clean paper, cardboard 12%, Textiles 8%, Rigid plastics 5%, Plastic film 3%, Metals 2% Everything else 44%
Source: Covanta SEMASS Waste Study 2016