SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

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:

It is my pleasure to announce that the SSRC has hired Julie Sullivan of Brockton to be our Recycling Education and Compliance Officer! Julie has a Masters in  Sustainability Science from UMass Amherst, and is fearlessly friendly.  

Her official start date is next Wednesday, 2/8.

We will introduce her at our Wed., 2/15 meeting in Duxbury.

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January 2017 Updates

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

Learn more about recycling dos and don'ts by visiting Recycling 101 and Advanced Recycling.

Hazardous Waste Days

Click here for the Schedule of Hazardous Waste Days and collection details

Upcoming Meetings & Events

08 Mar 2017
08:45AM - 12:00PM
Southeast Municipal Recycling Council
23 Mar 2017
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast Meeting
27 Mar 2017
08:00AM - 04:00PM
MassRecycle/SWANA R3 Conference
05 Apr 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
DEP SMRP grant webinar