Category Archives: Recycling

The Newton Department of Public Works Sustainable Materials Management Division is responsible for trash, recycling, yard waste, and household hazardous waste collection services. The SMM Division strives to promote waste reduction and waste diversion by  residents, City staff, and the … Read More

Choosing to value convenience over the environment is unsustainable. Since the 1950s, single-use disposable items have become increasingly popular. The result is a throw-away society in which 30% of our waste stream consists of packaging materials – primarily plastics. Disposable … Read More