Category Archives: Recycling

Students of a Greener World (SGW) will participate in NewtonSERVES 2018 by collecting used sneakers for their Sneaker Reuse & Recycling Project on Sunday, April 29 from 9am-3pm at Newton City Hall.  Start sorting and saving your sneakers now and bring them to City … Read More

In October, Waste Management (WM) informed the City of Newton that our green cart contamination rate exceeded the 10 percent limit (by weight) specified in our current contract. WM informed the City it had conducted 17 separate audits of Newton’s … Read More

We inadvertently left out the 4 alternatives to single use coffee pods and have included them in the revised post below. Our apologies for the mishap. According to a recent poll by the National Coffee Association, one in five adults get their daily … Read More

You are probably familiar with BPA (or byphenol A)—and the dangers of exposure to this estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical. BPA, a proven endocrine disruptor, has been implicated in a number of maladies, from prostate and breast cancer to hyperactivity in boys, as well as an … Read More

Plastic bags are the #1 source of contamination in Newton’s recycling… a message from Waneta Trabert, Director, Newton Environmental Affairs Division Plastic bags are the #1 source of contamination in Newton’s recycling. Though they are recyclable, plastic bags are not accepted … Read More