Regional Household Hazardous Waste day keeps south shore water safe

Released June 15, 2020 by Claire Galkowski, South Shore Recycling Cooperative South Shore Recycling Cooperative Member Towns had planned seven household hazardous waste collections this spring.  Like most everything else, SARS Cov2 changed those plans. Residents were nearly left holding their old gasoline, pool chemicals and pesticides, but for the…

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Mass. bottle and can redemption is resuming

Automated machines must be operating by June 5; over-the-counter collection starts June 19.By Andy Rosen Globe Staff,Updated May 29, 2020 Massachusetts will begin requiring retailers to redeem customers’ 5 cent bottle and can deposits starting June 5, after two months of relaxed enforcement that allowed stores to stop handling empties during the…

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Hey you! Your bad recycling is costing all of us money!

Boston Globe Magazine, March 29, 2020, Amy Sutherland People around Greater Boston are dumping trash in their recycling bins, and it’s wrecking city budgets. More than a decade into single-stream recycling — putting all our recyclables together in one bin — we’ve turned into recycling slobs. In my Boston neighborhood, I’ve seen blue recycling…

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Recycling is not a “Con”

posted by Director Claire Galkowski I usually have great respect for the NYT, but sometimes they just get it WRONG, like in today’s opinion piece “The Great Recycling Con” , and do real harm (i.e. yogurt containers and other #5 plastic ARE recycled!) . My colleague Waneta Trabert, Newton’s Solid…

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