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Southeast Municipal Recycling Council
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Other Ways to Eliminate Waste: Fix-It Clinics - Repair Cafes - Tool Libraries - RDP point
 
Fix-It Clinics are free meeting places (whether permanent or temporary) and they are all about repairing things. In the place where a Fix-It Clinic is located, you will find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need along side an experienced technician.   You will find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.  In this segment we will hear from Jonathan Krones from MIT about how to start one and what it takes to keep it going. 
 
A Repair Cafe is all about dropping off your item you wish to be fixed and then going about your business while expert technicians repair your product.  Their is a wide range of items that these experts can repair but it depends on your volunteer base about how many items can be fixed in a day.  We have Mareen Ambrosino form the Westborough Library Repair Cafe to come in and speak about their process and processes to fix things.
 
A tool library allows patrons to check out or borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning as either a rental shop with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing. A tool library performs the following main tasks, 1. Lending, 2. Advocacy and 3. Maintenance.  We have invited Alex Lent from the Danvers Tool Library, a robust and successful tool library that could act as a model for your community. 

Location Middleboro Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.
** Additional Agenda Item: RDP Point for
We will discuss (FY19 or Muni20) RDP available points by incorporating the above reuse items into your current programs. There is a potential of 2 Points for the Reuse Programs section of RDP if the minimum criteria is met. We will discuss what is needed to qualify for each point.
We will also reserve some time at the end of the meeting for a Q&A session about RDP Reuse Programs points.

Light refreshments will be served.
Please Bring Your Own Mug to Reduce Waste. Thanks!

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A Message from our Director:

The SSRC is pleased to announce that Dorie Stolley, owner of Three Birds Consulting in Plymouth, has been hired as our new Recycling Education and Compliance Officer.  We thank our departing RECO Julie Sullivan, who is working with her to ensure a smooth transition. 

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December Updates

Facing higher costs, cities enforce cleaner recycling, by Yasmin Amir and Bob Oakes,  WBUR, 8/2018

Norwell implements new recycling program, Kate Walsh, WickedLocal Norwell, 7/12/18

A case for producer responsibility, Claire Galkowski, Resource Recycling, 6/5/18

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