Category Archives: Waste

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reminds Newton residents: Please do not flush any type of wipes down your toilet (whether they are labeled “flushable” or not). These items can clog your household plumbing, the pipes in the street, and the equipment at … Read More

Mason-Rice Elementary Composting

The following is reprinted from Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s email newsletter from February 28, 2020. Mason-Rice Elementary School this week launched a food waste composting program in its cafeteria. Mason-Rice is the third school with composting, joining Angier and Zervas* where … Read More

The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help save on your budget and reduce waste, you can shop at local thrift stores, yard sales, consignment shops, as well as Poshmark or … Read More

Save your sneakers and bring them to the Students for a Greener World (SGW) Sneaker Reuse & Recycling Project on NewtonSERVES day on Sunday, April 26 from 9am-3pm at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton). They will be recycled … Read More

Come to the next set of Green Action Team Meetings and find out what you can do about the climate crisis. Get support from like-minded individuals and share your experiences.  You are welcome to attend all the groups that are … Read More

On Saturday, January 25 from 1-3pm, the Newton Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Recycling and the Newton Free Library Makerspace is hosting an upcycling event to make your own beeswax food wraps at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., Newton). … Read More