Category Archives: Composting

The Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission (formerly the Newton Solid Waste Commission) advises the Mayor and the City Council on all aspects of municipal trash, recycling, and composting–striving to put into place practices that are environmentally sustainable and align with … 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

Come to the next set of Green Action Team Meetings and find out what you can do about the climate crisis. Get support from like-minded individuals and share your experiences.  You are welcome to attend all the groups that are … Read More

Please bag, mulch, or compost your leaves and do not rake leaves into the street (unless they are concurrently being collected by a landscaper) and never push them into storm drains. Leaves blocking storm drains can cause flooding and create … Read More

Cucumber peels, chicken bones, lobster shells, even paper napkins – it’s all food waste. It’s also heavy. Food waste makes up 26 percent of the weight of the trash in Massachusetts, filling landfills and costing us a lot of money … Read More