Category Archives: Waste

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

A new pilot program launched this week – no-cost organics drop-off at the Resource Recovery Center! Residents can drop-off all food waste including fruit and vegetable peels, meat/bones, seafood shells, and other kitchen scraps along with paper towels and paper … Read More

The next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event will take place on Thursday, November 19 by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Customer Service at (617) 796-1000, Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5pm. Appointment times available for … 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

Mason-Rice Elementary Composting

All Massachusetts businesses and institutions are encouraged to register now for the virtual Fall 2020 WasteWise Forum! Taking place on Tuesday, November 10 from 10am-12pm, this free webinar will focus on strategies that organizations can adopt to support food waste … 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