Recycling Works. If We Don’t Counter the Naysayers, It Won’t

baled plastics for shipment

Chaz Miller , Semi-retired, 40-year veteran of the waste and recycling industry, April 29, 2024 You’ve probably seen a newspaper, television, or online article insisting that recycling isn’t working. They say what we put in our recycling bins doesn’t get recycled. Instead, it ends up in landfills.  Some of these stories come…


Now’s the time to start a backyard compost bin

The North and South River Watershed Association (NSRWA) is hosting the 2024 Gardening Green Expo from 3/11-3/16. Its five online interactive workshops includes The Joy of Composting – Turning Garbage to Gold , presented by Ann McGovern, MassDEP’s recently retired Compost Specialist, on Fri., 3/15 from 7-8:30 pmThe Expo also features in-person…


OPINION: Let’s make paper recycling even stronger with EPR

Waste Dive, January 9, 2024 Submitted by the following members of the Product Stewardship Institute: Too much paper and cardboard is still going to waste in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, recycling costs money and even the most recycled materials should pay their fair share of recycling programs….


Join our HHW Team

HHW assessment crew at Hanover event

The South Shore Recycling Cooperative (SSRC) seeks a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Assessor to assist at 4 Saturday events this spring, up to 4 next fall, and up to 6 the following spring. Hours are from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Spring 2024 dates are:  May 4, May 18, June…