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Southeast Municipal Recycling Council meeting
Contact Kathi MIrza This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cleaning Up Our Recyclables: Update on Recycling Markets & MassDEP's IQ Kit 
Current market forces demand that we all do our part to support the collection of recyclables free of contamination from the populations we serve.   
At our December MRC meeting, we will hear from municipalities in our region who have worked to address this head on through implementation of MassDEP's Recycling IQ Kit.  In addition, MRF operators who supported these communities will join us to offer their insights about current recycling market conditions and how we can work together to meet the stricter quality standards required by these markets.  
Our agenda will include the following:
Recycling IQ Kit Results

Lessons learned from the Town of Abington and the City of New Bedford 

Applying for the Recycling IQ Kit in 2018

The Recycling IQ Kit provides municipalities with tools and resources to increase the quantity and improve the quality of the recycling stream. Program support includes technical assistance from MassDEP, outreach material production and distribution and/or funding for temporary staff for "tagging" curbside non-compliant recycling containers.


Recycling Market Update

What we need to know from our local processors about National Sword and how we must work together to reduce contamination


Location Fiske Library, 110 Randall Rd., Wrentham, MA
Light refreshments will be served.
Please Bring Your Own Mug to Reduce Waste. Thanks!

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News & Media

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Plymouth grapples with changes in recycling market, by Frank Mand, WickedLocal Plymouth, with comment by Glaire Galkowski, 3/16/28

What lies in store for area recycling?  by Kathryn Gallerani, WickedLocal Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth, etc, 3/12/18

February 2018 Updates

In this contest, the least trashy team wins (Hingham High), by Hattie Bernstein, Globe South, 2/18/18

Kingston is putting haulers on notice, by Kathryn Gallerani, WickedLocal Kingston, 1/29/18 

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

Upcoming Meetings & Events

21 Mar 2018
08:45AM - 12:00PM
Southeast Municipal Recycling Council
26 Mar 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
MassRecycle/SWANA SNE R3 Conference
04 Apr 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
MassDEP SMRP Grant webinar- dropoff
05 Apr 2018
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast and Board meeting
12 Apr 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
DEP SMRP grant webinar- curbside