SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

Plastic film RetailPoster

Tell all your friends: plastic bags should never go in your recycling bin! They jam up the processing equipment and are a safety hazard for workers. Municipal recycling programs are for rigid containers, paper and cardboard only. Plastic bags do even more damage when released into the wild. More info

Reduce your plastic bag use - bring your own reusable bags to the store. Throw them in the laundry now and then.

Big Y, Hannaford, JC Penney, Lowe's, Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Shaw's, Staples, Star Market, Stop and Shop, Target, Wal-Mart, Wegman's, and Whole Foods accept the following types of clean, dry plastic bags and films to recycle into plastic lumber-type products:

  • plastic retail bags (remove hard plastic, string, receipts)

  • plastic newspaper bags (empty)

  • dry cleaning bags (remove receipts, staples)

  • bread bags

  • produce bags

  • plastic overwrap from toilet paper, napkins, diapers, paper towels

  • furniture wrap

  • sandwich bags

  • clean Tyvek (no labels or glue)

Big Y, Shaw's, Whole Foods, Target, Wegman's and Market Basket also accept wood pellet and salt bags.

 


The following are considered contaminants and can cause an entire load to be rejected:

  • NO food or cling wrap

  • NO frozen food, salad or cereal bags

  • NO chip bags, granola or candy bar wrappers

  • NO bio-based or compostable plastic bags

 

 

A Message from our Executive Director:

It is my pleasure to announce that the SSRC has hired Julie Sullivan of Brockton to be our Recycling Education and Compliance Officer! Julie has a Masters in  Sustainability Science from UMass Amherst, and is fearlessly friendly.  

Her official start date is next Wednesday, 2/8.

We will introduce her at our Wed., 2/15 meeting in Duxbury.

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January 2017 Updates

Recycling required of private Plymouth haulers 7/27/16

Holey Socks! They go in the donation box! 6/10/16

 

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

27 Mar 2017
08:00AM - 04:00PM
MassRecycle/SWANA R3 Conference
30 Mar 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Tour of Waste Management's Avon MRF
05 Apr 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
DEP SMRP grant webinar
13 Apr 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
DEP SMRP grant webinar
27 Apr 2017
MassBuys XIX
04 May 2017
02:00PM - 03:00PM
Webinar: Testing for Quality