Category Archives: Composting

On Monday, September 20, Kirstie Pecci, head of the Zero Waste Program at Conservation Law Foundation, spoke on the need to move communities to Zero Waste and shared inspiring stories of success. Kirstie has shaped waste and incineration policy throughout … Read More

compostable bamboo toothbrush

Toothbrush manufacturers and dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Since most are not recyclable, that’s a LOT of toothbrushes that wind up in the trash over your lifetime. Next time you are shopping for … Read More

You can now view the video of Massachusetts Department Environmental Protection’s Home Composting for Zero Waste webinar on MassDEP’s YouTube channel. YouTube offers closed captioning, if desired.  The video has a few minor visual technical issues in the beginning, but they are mostly resolved … Read More

The Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission (formerly the Newton Solid Waste Commission) advises the Mayor and the City Council on all aspects of municipal trash, recycling, and composting–striving to put into place practices that are environmentally sustainable and align with … 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