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, Hull, 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 Director:

Give your recycling program a gift this season: review what is truly acceptable in your Town.  There's been a lot or "wishful recycling" going on, and it's causing trouble!  HIghlights:  keep it clean, and only include plastics that are rigid containers - no bags, styrofoam or ribbons.  Surf the site for more details 

 

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Recent News & Media

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December 2017 Updates

Recycling on the South Shore (9 min), with Kingston's Paul Basler, SSRC's Julie Sullivan. PCN/PACTV, 10/26/2017

Life in plastic, it's fantastic... or is it?  by Julie Sullivan, Whitman-Hanson Express, 10/5/17

Town (Abington) bans Styrofoam food containers, Jean Lang, Boston Globe9/22/17

Abington to improve recycling through The Recycling Partnership, Wicked Local Abington, 7/11/17

Hingham HHW collection (11 min video) HCAM TV, June 2017 

Op Ed:  How Not Recycling impacts your wallet, Julie Sullivan, Cohasset Mariner, 6/17/17  

Let's clean up our recycling 30 sec. video PSA, PACTV, 4/2017

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

13 Dec 2017
08:45AM - 12:00PM
Southeast Municipal Recycling Council meeting
11 Jan 2018
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Textile Recovery Webinar
18 Jan 2018
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast Meeting