Category Archives: Tip of the Week

As we hit the biggest grilling holiday of the year, we’d like to offer this refresher on Newton’s recycling rules and best practices for reducing waste. Remember, prevent generating waste in the first place by reducing and reusing. Then, recycle … Read More

To inhibit weed growth on your lawn and garden, try covering areas with an extra layer of organic matter. You can mulch with compost, wood chips, newspaper, grass clippings, straw or most other organic matter. Avoid hay, since it may have unwanted seeds. Weed growth may also be … Read More

Clover is a low-growing, drought-tolerant perennial plant. White clover is best mixed into turfgrass and lawns. A variety of low growing white clover called microclover can provide all the benefits of clover, while producing fewer flowers and remaining somewhat hidden … 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

In the single stream recycling process, plastic items are sorted using optical scanners, which use the reflection of light to identify the types of plastic. Black doesn’t reflect light, so it cannot be seen and sorted properly by the scanners. … Read More