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Water Watch lecture: From single use to zero waste: What's new with recycling?
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Recycling has been in the news for the past year, from China's embargo on our recycling to how and why we need to recycle correctly.

Claire Galkowski, the longtime Director of the fifteen-town South Shore Recycling Cooperative and lifelong waste hater, will do a deep dive into impacts from some everyday consumer products, both upstream and down.  She will explain how recycling works, and provide practical tools to Reduce, Reuse, and “Recycle Smart”.

The talk is part of the 2019 WaterWatch Lecture Series.  It will inspire new ways to think about “stuff,” and show how we can be gentler to our forests, streams, oceans and atmosphere.

Water Watch Lecture flyer

 Live stream on Zoom here

Location South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacob's Ln, Norwell
Lectures are free, though donations are appreciated.

Preregistration is not required, but you may want to arrive early due to seat limitations.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

25 Mar 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
The MassRecycle R3 Summit and Trade Show
28 Mar 2019
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast meeting
04 Apr 2019
01:30PM - 03:00PM
Best Practices for Solid Waste & Recycling Contracts
09 Apr 2019
Using Recycled Content Materials in Road & Infrastructure Projects
09 Apr 2019
01:00PM - 03:00PM
SMRP Grant Information webinar
02 May 2019
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast Meeting

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February Updates

Scituate: Recycling Tips from the SSRC, with Dorie Stoley, RECO, WATD FM, 1/28/19

SSRC set to make sure you understand recycling at the Scituate Transfer Station, by Ruth Thompson, Scituate Mariner, 1/24/19

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

More News   Videos

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