2020 may have been interrupted by COVID-19, but kudos to Newton’s Sustainable Material Management Division for keeping our waste collection and diversion going smoothly. See SMMD’s year in review in the graphic below. Kudos also to Newton residents for sorting your waste and making sure the good stuff goes the right place for recycling and composting.

With landfill space running out in New England, the cost of waste disposal will continue for rise in the future. Buying less and diverting more waste to recycling and composting will help keep costs down and our city more sustainable.

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Newton Sustainable Materials Management Division Stats 2020