Category Archives: Government

Newton’s Resource Recovery Center Swap Shop (115 Rumford Ave., Auburndale) is now open Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30am-1:30pm. City residents continue to be generous by dropping off quantities of wonderful, usable items. Come and check it out, and take home items … Read More

BOSTON, MA (July 13, 2021) — Maine has become the nation’s first state to require producers of packaged goods (consumer brands) sold in the state to finance the maintenance and expansion of municipal recycling programs. The bill, which was introduced … Read More

Massachusetts New Climate Law Takes Effect Today State’s energy policies must now weigh equity, climate concerns and community safety alongside cost and energy needs June 25, 2021 – Massachusetts’ breakthrough climate law takes legal effect today, 90 days after it … Read More

A hearing on three bills regarding manufacturer funded recycling programs will take place in the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1-5pm on June 22. Passing these bills on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for paint, mattresses, packaging, and paper would help defray … Read More

Underserved and language-isolated communities across Massachusetts struggle with high electricity bills while wealthier suburbs access the state’s energy efficiency services at six to seven times the rate of low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color. On Tuesday, June 15 … Read More

Green Newton supports vibrant village centers that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing nearby shopping and restaurants; facilitating mass transit, walking and bicycling; and offering a variety of housing options, including smaller, energy efficient homes and affordable housing. Whether you … Read More

The City of Newton is seeking volunteers to assist in an educational cart-top sticker campaign in 2021. In our ongoing effort to reduce recycling contamination, large stickers informing residents of what is acceptable in the green carts will be applied … Read More