Category Archives: Composting

Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. Online. Do you wince every time you get takeout because of the unavoidable stack of single use plastic containers and lids that come with it? Yet we seem to have no other options. Hear from … Read More

Friday, January 20 at 10-11am. Online. Over the last ten years, solid waste policy in Massachusetts has been unsuccessful. The Commonwealth is burning and burying as much waste every year as we were in 2010. While we are diverting more … Read More

Saturday, November 5 from 1-4pm. Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave.). Sponsored by the City of Newton, residents are invited to bring their Halloween pumpkins for target practice using any number of methods, including by smashing machines made by the Newton Ligerbots. All … Read More

Green Newton Earth Day Festival 2022

Thank you to all who attended Newton’s Earth Day Festival this past Sunday, April 24! We hope you enjoyed all the activities and information shared to help you take climate action ‘4 Our Future.’ So many of you started a … Read More

According to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, about 30% of the waste that we throw into the household trash is food scraps. By separating those scraps out and composting them, our trash that goes to the incinerator is reduced … Read More

The Newton Sustainable Material Management Commission (SMMC) recently released a set of recommendations in their report, Setting the Path to Zero Waste: Recommendations on the Future of Residential Curbside Waste Management in Newton. The recommendations address the commission’s concerns regarding Newton’s … Read More