Make the Least of Our Trash

Reduce  |  Reuse  |  Recycle

Disposing of our trash is expensive. To towns, their residents and the environment. 

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...




Member Towns: Abington,Cohasset,Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Kingston, 

Last year, our South Shore towns spent $4.5 million to dispose of trash. 

What's wasted in our trash: Food, compostable paper 25%, Clean paper, cardboard 16%, Rigid plastics 6%, Textiles 5%, Plastic film 4%, Everything else 42%

Source: Covanta SEMASS Waste Study 2013




A Message from our Executive Director:

Job Opportunity: We are seeking a field staff person to conduct direct education and compliance work in each of our 14 towns for an average of 24 hours/week over a two year period.  The position is funded by a grant from MassDEP. For more information click here.  


Batteries erroneously placed in recycling bins are causing fires at processing facilities.  

Plastic bags in recycling bins gum up the works.

Please recycle right! See Recycling 101 and Recycling A-Z to learn how.


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September Update

Recycling required of private Plymouth haulers 7/27/16

Holey Socks! They go in the donation box! 6/10/16


On this website:

Visit Recycling A-Z to find the answer to "What should I do with...." 

The Member Town Program pages provide contact information and links to Member Town's recycling facilities.

Learn more about recycling dos and don'ts by visiting Waste Ban Regulations, Recycling 101 and Advanced Recycling.

Hazardous Waste Days

Click here for the Fall Schedule of Hazardous Waste Days and collection regulations

Upcoming Meetings & Events

07 Dec 2016
02:00AM - 03:00PM
Mass. Product Stewardship Council conference call
14 Dec 2016
08:45AM - 12:00PM
Southeast Municipal Recycling Council
15 Dec 2016
08:50AM - 10:30PM
SSRC Board Meeting