The basics of recycling are common to all our Member Towns, however, each Town has differing requirements, hours of operation, etc. 

To learn more about a Town's Recycling Program click on the 'Town Tab'. Each page has information specific to that town and provides links to pertinent pages on the town's website.


Mission:

Member Towns reduce the costs to local taxpayers for solid waste management and conduct their local recycling programs in the most cost effective manner. They work cooperatively to reduce the costs to manage solid waste in an environmentally safe manner, and maximize their purchasing power by joining together for regional procurements relating to solid waste disposal and recycling.

 

Goals:

  • Maintain full local authority and control over solid waste management & recycling activities
  • Improve cost-effectiveness by reducing the amount of waste & increasing the amount of recycling
  • Eliminate, mitigate and prevent adverse environmental and public health effects associated with the collection, processing & disposal of solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacture & disposal of consumer products
  • Reduce the need to rely on landfilling & incineration of waste
  • Support the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ goal to minimize the disposal of material waste & maximize the diversion of recyclable materials from the waste stream
 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

21 Feb 2019
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast meeting
28 Feb 2019
08:00AM - 12:30PM
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Summit
13 Mar 2019
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Southeast Municipal Recycling Council - bulky waste
25 Mar 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
The MassRecycle R3 Summit and Trade Show

A Message from our Director:

The SSRC is pleased to announce that Dorie Stolley, owner of Three Birds Consulting in Plymouth, has been hired as our new Recycling Education and Compliance Officer.  We thank our departing RECO Julie Sullivan, who is working with her to ensure a smooth transition. 

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January 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