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 Executive Director:

RECO Julie is finishing up at the Cohasset Recycling and Disposal Facility, and head to the Duxbury Transfer Station later in July

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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

27 Jul 2017
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast Meeting
01 Aug 2017
01:00AM - 02:15PM
Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles: Residential Bulky Rigid Plastics
17 Aug 2017
05:00PM -
Marshfield Fair recycling setup
27 Aug 2017
07:00AM - 09:00PM
Marshfield Fair recycling cleanup