Category Archives: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

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

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

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

Recycling Bin Rejects are the subject of this podcast from MassRecycle. Listen to MassRecycle President, Gretchen Carey, and Newton Director of Sustainable Material Management, Waneta Trabert, discuss recent changes for recycling in Massachusetts: what doesn’t go in the bin, and what … Read More

Did you purchase a new refrigerator over the tax free holiday weekend? Do you have an old second refrigerator or freezer wasting energy? Residential electric customers who recycle their old and inefficient refrigerators or freezers through the Mass Save® appliance … Read More