The South Shore Recycling Cooperative is a voluntary association of South Shore towns established in 1998.
As a cohesive regional entity with dedicated staff, the SSRC influences policy and legislation that affects its members’ programs at the State level.
The SSRC helps member towns improve their recycling programs, and reduce the quantity, toxicity and cost of disposal by:
- managing their solid waste programs efficiently
- offering an economy of scale to further reduce costs
- providing a working knowledge of the most efficient state-of-the-art systems available for managing municipal solid waste
- providing economy of scale through regional procurement of services while allowing member towns to maintain full control over solid waste management
- educating residents about how and why they should manage their waste materials thoughtfully
- advocating for funding, sensible laws and regulations that accomplish the goal of minimizing waste and cost, and maximizing recovery at the municipal level