Check out (and share!) this great blog post furnished by the Mass DEP about how to Recycle Smart during the holidays.
Kate, a local blogger behind the popular site, Domestikated Life, recently asked the Recycle Smart team all her pressing holiday recycling questions,and she decided to share everything she learned with her thousans of social media followers.
NEW! The Massachusetts DEP has publicized "RecycleSmartMA.org" - a program to try to cleanup recycling habits in order to make our recycled materials more marketable for recycling. Please click on the link for more information. One of the major points of emphasis is: PLEASE CLEAN YOUR CONTAINERS before recycling - residual food waste is one of the biggest problems with recycling today. In addition, "aseptic" box contianers (such as milk cartons, soup and juice boxes) are no longer acceptable for recycling - please throw them into the trash - or (difficult though it is these days) try to buy items in different, more recycle-friendly packaging.
While reading the DEP information, please note that material deposited at the Sherborn Recycling center needs to have paper and cardboard separated from recyclable containers (jars,bottles, cans).
Changing the World One Community at a Time
We Hope To:
- Reduce tonnage by diverting recyclable materials.
- Inform Sherborn residents about the recycling rules in Sherborn and at the Recycling Center.
- Save taxes by reducing the amount of trash that Sherborn sends to the incinerator and prevent the possibility that any loads are returned because they contain banned or recyclable materials.
- Increase our recycling rate to approach 50%. To accomplish this we will have to remove food waste for composting and recycle even more.
- Have a Recycling Center/Transfer Station that we're proud to claim.
- Help to make the Recycling Center/Transfer Station more user-friendly.
- Find markets for recycled materials and bring revenue to the Town.
- Encourage conservation of resources.
- Educate our community---especially our children--on ways to reduce trash.
- Keep up on the latest developments in recycling.
- Help Sherborn meet the goals set by the State.
As a committee, we believe that by working together we who reside in Sherborn can make recycling work to improve our community both now and for the future. We invite and welcome your comments and suggestions for recycling. We hope you find this website useful. It's chock full of ways to make recycling easy and fun!
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY NOTE - Town of Sherborn Household Hazardous Waste Day for 2019 will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the CM&D barn on Butler Street. Please go to this link for more information, and to schedule an appointment when the e-scheuling link is posted in summer 2019!