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September 2020

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Fall HHW collections feature new vendor, system
School recycling required for 2021 grants
Greasy pizza boxes ARE recyclable, per paper industry
Marshfield Fair cancelled. Story of Fair recycling
BJs reverses policy on toxic hand sanitizer
Other Producer Responsibility news
Recycling infrastructure expanding
Electronic waste still piling up
Vermont bans food waste in trash
Republic Services orders 2500 electric trucks

June 2020

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  • April Board meeting notes, updates
    • Good Point Recycling
    • SMRP grant prep, update
  • Recycling cost concerns
  • June Board meeting notes, updates
    • Bay State Textile
    • EBoard: Cafferty elected Chairman
    • Longtime leader Brown recognized
  • Pandemic program progress
  • HHW Mega Event keeps south shore waters safe
  • reusable gag “ban”, plastic ban suspentions continue
  • Bottle and can redemption, bag recycling resumes
  • Munis seek regulatory relief from recycling costs
  • STB sides with Recyclers over unfair rail practices
  • 3 south shore classes win Green Team awards
  • DEP Reduce and Reuse workgroup tackles culture shift
  • Landfill battery storage supplements solar income
  • top consumer brands falling short of recycling goals
  • Words of wisdom from SWANA and MassRecycle chiefs

April 2020

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  • January Board meeting notes, updates
    • GreenCastle Video
    • Chairman Brown stepping down
    • MassDEP Update
    • Propane tanks, Li-Ion batteries, & school composting
  • Don’t let the coronavirus steal your grants
  • COVID chaos corner
  • Muni recycling costs surging, despite market stabilization
  • Cambridge achieves 30% trash reduction milestone
  • Domestic recycled paper and plastic capacity increasing
  • Producer responsibility legislation news

January 2020

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  • November Board meeting notes, updates
    • Darby Marketing November Board meeting notes, updates
    • Grinding, Screening contracts extended
    • Options for managing HHW cost increase
    • Propane tanks
  • DEP awards SSRC Towns $251K in Grants
  • DEP grant changes: spend, report, recycle in schools
  • MassDEP’s Draft 10 year Solid Waste Master Plan
  • Northeast Blended commodity values, composition surveyed
  • NY Gov Cuomo signs 11th Paint Stewardship bill
  • Recycling outreach legislation hits US Senate
  • Aerosol cans added to Universal Waste Program
  • Recycling becoming so expensive that some towns…
  • Good news amid the bad

November 2019

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  • October Board meeting notes, updates
    • MXI Environmental
    • Landis-Naumann elected secretary
    • FY20 Plan, survey
    • Extended Producer responsibility (EPR) bills
    • What’s your problem? (propane tanks)
    • Plastic bag bans
  • Director joins KMB video discussion on bag bans
  • MassDEP offers Reduce, Reuse, Repair microgrants
  • Schedule end of year Universal Waste Shed pickups
  • Resources for mercury education
  • Conference about plastics recycling issues hits the mark
  • Landmark National bill proposes EPR, container deposits, bans
  • Report: How much recycled plastic are big brands using?
  • A ray of hope for fiber markets
  • From the SWANA listserv: Single to dual stream switch

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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