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

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

10 Jan 2019
Municipal solid waste contracting
17 Jan 2019
Textile outreach webinar
17 Jan 2019
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast Meeting

A Message from our Director:

The SSRC is seeking a second Recycling Education and Compliance Officer..  It wll be part time (abaout 400-450 mostly weekday hours) through the spring.  Please see details here.  Please send a letter of interest and resume by 12/11/2018.

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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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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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