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October 2019

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Hull HHW-2019
Hull HHW day
  • August Board meeting notes, updates
    • Waste Zero
    • HHW contract awarded to MXI
    • FY20 Plan, Survey
    • RECO program final report
  • Meet our new HHW Specialist
  • Newsletter subscribers surpass 600
  • Weymouth Schools net $50K from textile recycling
  • Republic drivers’ strike: A taste of things to come?
  • As Landfills close, Mass. running out of waste space
  • Mass. proposes bigger waste reduction target, more bans
  • Producer responsibility bills hearing set on Beacon Hill
  • Maine Gov signs packaging stewardship resolution
  • CA Lawmakers punt on landmark plastics bill
  • So, should we still recycle?

August 2019

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  • SSRC tours new Zero Waste Solutions facility
  • Pembroke joins SSRC
  • EBoard welcomes Jonathan Beder
  • Winners of the membership Dues race are…
  • SSRCOOP.info overhauled and launched
  • SSRC goes out to bid for HHW
  • RECO Grant final report gives important insights
  • DEP Grant applications break records
  • NERC Conference in Providence: Much Ado About Plastics
  • Boston announces Zero Waste Plan, seeks food waste bids
  • Experts bullish on paper and plastic markets
  • Covanta price increases continue, revenues dip
  • Pace Glass facing legal charges; facility still planned
  • National EPR for packaging proposed
    Events

June 2019

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  • May Board meeting notes, updates
    • Black Earth Compost
    • HHW Contracting
    • Executive Board nominations
    • Plastic bag ban legislation
    • Website upgrade coming SOON!
    • Battery recycling
  • Final RECO Report
  • Hanson’s Dias named “Unsung Heroine of Commonwealth”
  • Taste of Hingham incorporates Zero Waste practices
  • Kingston runs its first Fixit Clinic
  • MPHA honors Plymouth Health Director
  • Paint Stewardship Bill  passes NY State Legislature
  • Maine to introduce Producer responsibility bill for packaging waste
  • Municipalities want industry to pay for packaging waste – CBS
  • From the SWANA listserv:  glass, single and dual stream recycling
  • Experts duel over dual-stream’s merits
  • Events

May 2019

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Green Mattress facility
  • March Board meeting notes and updates
    • Green Mattress Company
    • HHW contract planning for 2020
    • Grant planning final stretch
    • RECO report
    • Position on disposable bag bans
    • Website upgrades coming
  • SSRC takes position on disposable bag bans, testifies
  • SSRC welcomes new managers in 6 Member Towns
  • Do you know where your SMRP grant funds come from?
  • Events


March 2019

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  • February Board Meeting Notes, Updates
    • Bay State Textiles
    • 2018 Annual Report
    • Plymouth’s Sterilis sharps system
    • Recycling IQ Kit grant
    • Position on disposable bag bans 
  • RECO Report: Scituate, Norwell, Middleboro, Plymouth
  • SSRC shows how to get synergy with RecycleSmartPartner Spotlight
  • SE Municipal Recycling Council: bulky waste, mattresses
  • SWANAPalooza: remaking recyclingSWANA SNE, PSI Producer Responsibility summit
  • MasssRecycle Summit: solutions to recycling challengesEvents

February 2019

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  • January Board meeting notes, updates
    • RDP grant planning
    • Plastic bag bans without fees
    • Municipal program updates
  • RECO Report-Scituate
  • Cutler files packaging product stewardship bill
  • SSRC marks 20 years of service
  • Propane tank recycling changes
  • Second chance to do Textile webinar
  • Zero Waste Solutions construction update
  • SWANA SNE to host EPR Summit at SWANAPalooza
  • MassRecycle Summit and Trade Show
  • Using recycled materials in roads, infrastructure
  • URT converts CRTs into tile feedstock
  • OEM group crafts national CRT funding proposal
  • Events

January 2019

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  • December Board meeting notes, updates
    • JM Equipment glass processing
    • Outreach grant plan
    • RDP Grant planning
    • Contamination surchargesMeet our new RECO, Dorie Stolley
  • Welcome to 3 new Board membersDirector to give 20th Anniversary Water Watch talkMassDEP Textile webinar – learn and earn easy RDP point
  • ZWS recycling facility on track to open in April
  • EcoMaine: Markets will rebound
  • WM Charts market shift, trends
  • Events 

December 2018

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  • October Board meeting notes, updates    Republic Services
    • Grind-screen contract extended
    • RDP Outreach point pointers
    • SSRC Outreach grant plan
  • SSRC 20th Anniversary logo, story
  • RECO reboot
  • Fall HHW season recap
  • New faces, open seats
  • SSRC Facebook post “explodes”
  • Cohasset RDF installs surveillance cameras
  • Plymouth offers new sharps program
  • 50K mattresses recycled with DEP grant
  • Recycled paper capacity increasing in NA
  • EPA’s Wheeler pledge: make recycling great again events

October 2018

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  • September Board meeting notes, updates
    • Good Point Recycling (electronics)
    • Recycling markets, costs
    • Disaster debris planning
    • RecycleSmart media launch
    • 20th Anniversary planning
    • NAHMMA Conference notes
  • RECO Report
  • Mayors discuss recycling issues
  • Election day: easy outreach RDP opportunity
  • Pace Glass has national ambitions
  • Rising costs rev up stewardship efforts
  • What Chinese import policies mean for Mass.
  • Nine Dragons to recycle paper at US mills
  • End-market effort grows plastic demand
  • PBS videos about plastic worth watching
    Events

September 2018

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  • June Board meeting notes, updates    
    • Miller Recycling
    • EBoard election
    • Recycling markets, outlets, costs
  • SSRC, Member towns, awarded $150K in grants
  • RECO report: 7 towns in one summer
  • Miller Recycling hosts SSRC tour
  • Mayors to discuss recycling crisis
  • Website traffic, newsletter circulation soaring
  • Janine Bishop promoted to Grant program lead
  • MassDEP launches “Recycle Smart” campaign
  • Shorter recyclable list announced
  • MassDEP awards regional glass recycling grants
  • Tariffs, trade war spurs Chinese investment in US
  • Low OCC prices help US mills
  • Keep Calm and Recycle On
  • Events

June 2018

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  • May Board meeting notes, updates
    • Waste Zero – curbside textile collection
    • Recycling markets, outlets, costs
    • Packaging stewardship legislation
    • Big Hearted Books alternatives
    • Surplus property opportunities
    • New Town officials
  • Tour of Recolor Paint
  • PGA Tour of C Carney Environmental
  • RECO report- Kingston, Plymouth, Norwell, Rockland
  • Rockland passes private hauler recycling reg
  • Problems, solutions explored in news, at State House
    • Rockland’s McCarthy featured on WGBH
    • South shore programs make Globe front page
    • Resource Recycling runs SSRC Director Op Ed
    • Lawmakers, stakeholders discuss packaging bill
  • South Shore schools receive Green Team awards
  • MassDEP helps navigate recycling storms
  • Events

May 2018

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  • April Board meeting notes, updates
    • RMG Enterprise
    • Single stream, glass discussion HHW billing proposed procedure changes
    • Recycling Dividend Program planning
    • IMA extension status 
  • SSRC on the air for ten weeks
  • RECO report- Kingston, Norwell, Rockland, Hull
  • ABC called to Plymouth BOS meeting
  • Hull mandate aims to bundle trash, recycling
  • Good intentions, bad habits fuel recycling crisis
  • Importance of cleaning up recycling stream
  • The elephant in the room: a case for producer responsibility
  • States look at EPR, funding cuts, mandates
  • Nestle promises 100% recyclable packaging by 2025
  • Events 

April 2018

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  • March meeting notes and updates
    • Recolor Paint
    • Grind-Screen contractor introductions
    • Glass management options
    • RDP grant planning
    • IMA Extensions – All towns have signed
    • HHW administration changes
    • Facebook update
  • RECO Report- Kingston, Plymouth, Norwell, Rockland
  • SSRC PSAs on the WATD 95.9 fm
  • Kingston’s new swap shop all about give and take
  • Hingham High wins MassRecycle K-12 award
  • What lies in store for area recycling?
  • Glass recycling update from MassDEP
  • Mass. tackles contamination with Recycling IQ grants
  • Giddy-up: adapting post-China
  • Events

February 2018

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  • January meeting notes, updates
    • RecycleThat presentation
    • Annual Report
    • Grind Screen contract awards
    • Small scale Outreach Grant proposals
    • Recycling Dividend Program planning
  • Recycling IQ Kit grants available through April
  • January RECO Report: Kingston and Plymouth
  • Kingston is putting haulers on notice
  • Duxbury BOH considers hauler recycling rule
  • RDP funds may be used for high recycling costs
  • SSRC organizes contingency planning meeting
  • Glass Recycling halts with Milford plant closure
  • MassDEP addresses recycling challenges
  • Rep. Cantwell responds to Digital R2R request
  • Events

January 2018

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  • December Meeting notes, updates
    • Waste Management presentation
    • HHW contract
    • Grind Screen IFB
    • Small scale outreach grant proposals 
  • RECO Report- Middleboro, Kingston, Plymouth
  • Cohasset pay-per-throw scofflaws warned
  • NBWS Announces Plans to Open Facility in Fall
  • RDP grant reports, recycling data due Feb. 15
  • Contracting for Solid Waste & Recycling Services
  • Organics recovery, capacity growing in Mass.
  • Maxed out Mass. MRFs prompt disposal waivers
  • Chinese processing group sets goals for US visit
  • Recycling Partnership Update: Where it’s at
  • Events

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