Make the Least of Our Trash
Reduce | Reuse | Recycle Right
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...
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