Category Archives: Waste

Starting January 1, 2020, all Newton retail establishments and restaurants will be required to distribute only recyclable paper bags or reusable checkout bags at point of purchase. Merchants will be required to collect a ten-cent fee on paper bags distributed … Read More

Please bag, mulch, or compost your leaves and do not rake leaves into the street (unless they are concurrently being collected by a landscaper) and never push them into storm drains. Leaves blocking storm drains can cause flooding and create … Read More

Want to start composting and have some fun?  Start with your Halloween pumpkin – don’t trash it, come with the whole family and smash it. Bring your pumpkin and candy to the War Memorial Circle behind City Hall (1000 Commonwealth … Read More

Cucumber peels, chicken bones, lobster shells, even paper napkins – it’s all food waste. It’s also heavy. Food waste makes up 26 percent of the weight of the trash in Massachusetts, filling landfills and costing us a lot of money … Read More

It is easy being “green” on Halloween. Just make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious. All you need is time to plan ahead and some creative thinking: When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, trade, purchase used or … Read More