Category Archives: Government

Is old paint haunting your basement? Bring it to Newton’s first Paint Collection Day at the Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Auburndale) on Sunday, October 31 from 9am-1pm. You must have an appointment time to drop off. Appointments can be scheduled by … Read More

A coalition of climate organizations, including Green Newton, 350Mass, Newton, Mothers Out Front Newton, Newton EV Task Force, FUUSN Climate Action Task Force and Bike Newton, asked our city council candidates their views on the climate crisis and how they … Read More

With Maine and Oregon passing the nation’s first Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws for packaging this year, there is much interest in what the EPR programs will look like once they launch and how each state arrived at its unique … Read More

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon became the nation’s second state, following closely behind Maine, to require producers of packaging, paper products, and food service ware (consumer brands) to share responsibility for supporting effective recycling programs across the state. Oregon’s Plastic Pollution … Read More

As we marked Maine’s historic passage of the first extended producer responsibility (EPR) law for packaging in the nation last week, we couldn’t help but think back to the 1997 milk jug crisis. What’s that, you ask? Read this front-page … Read More

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