Category Archives: Live Greener

On Sunday, December 6 from 4-5pm, Newton student leaders invite you to join our virtual public meeting (for all ages) on how we can make plans to celebrate a more sustainable holiday season. The program will include great gift ideas, … Read More

Sierra Club MA is offering two virtual events (free and open to the public) are being offered to raise awareness about the environmental effects of animal agriculture and encourage people to eat plant-based food. December 8 from 6:30-7:30pm: Diana Goldman, a professional … Read More

It’s hard to tell from a simple $10 t-shirt that it took a lot of energy to grow, harvest, and process the cotton; manufacture the fabric and sew the shirt; and package and transport it. In a sense, the t-shirt … Read More

Buying products with recycled content fosters the diversion and recycling of materials from the solid waste stream and promotes the use of these materials in the manufacture of new products. It creates domestic markets for materials collected and recycled through … Read More

A new pilot program launched this week – no-cost organics drop-off at the Resource Recovery Center! Residents can drop-off all food waste including fruit and vegetable peels, meat/bones, seafood shells, and other kitchen scraps along with paper towels and paper … Read More

The next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event will take place on Thursday, November 19 by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Customer Service at (617) 796-1000, Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5pm. Appointment times available for … Read More

Clean out your old files and medicine cabinets and bring them to the Secure Document Shredding and Drug Take-Back Day event on Saturday, November 14 from 8am-12pm at the Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Newton). Advanced sign-up required: call the Newton Senior Center … Read More