Category Archives: Government

Last week, the MA House of Representatives released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal. We’re pleased to share that it dramatically increases our Green Budget Coalition’s priority line-items. Areas of significant growth include the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department … Read More

Join 350 Mass for the webinar ‘Roadmaps and Roadblocks: Accelerating Passage of Climate Legislation’  on Monday, November 16 from 7-8:30pm.  A panel of experts will discuss Massachusetts State House processes and culture, and chart the path forward for climate legislation. Panelists: … 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

In October, Newton resident Jay Walter presented a webinar on how the City’s proposed zoning ordinance addresses environmental concerns. You can view the video of the talk as he explains how the goals of Newton’s Climate Action Plan can be … Read More