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Tackling Mercury Waste: :  Update on Resources Available and BMPsTopic:  Mercury management

For this meeting we will turn our attention to mercury waste and options available to municipalities to support safe and cost-effective collection and recycling. 
Our agenda will include the following:
  • Speakers from Wheelabrator and Covanta/SeMASS will review Proposed 2018-2023 Mercury Separation Plans (MSPs) 
  • Round table discussion about how mercury is managed in non-MSP communities
  • Stories from the street: A local health official will speak about mercury's public health impact, with a story about a school spill and follow-up required.
  • MACs will provide an update about grants available to support collection and processing
  • Refresher Training: We will review technical lessons (how mercury behaves, gets into the environment and living organisms) coupled with a refresher about best practices for identification, handling, labeling, and spills.   

Location Middleboro Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please Bring Your Own Mug to Reduce Waste. Thanks!

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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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

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

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