Category Archives: Waste

Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm. Online. The Newton City Council’s Programs & Services Committee will hold a public comment on the proposed expanded packaging ordinance at their meeting tonight (see agenda). The ordinance proposes to eliminate a broad array of … Read More

Saturday, April 22. Newton Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Auburndale). Do you have unused latex paint in reusable condition? Bring your cans to be recycled into new paint. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Customer Service at (617) 796-1000, … Read More

The Newton Swap Shop is opening for the 2023 season and will operate Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30am-1:30pm (weather permitting) through October. Located at the Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Auburndale), you can drop off clean, usable, items … Read More

Residents have until April 15  to respond to a survey from the Mayor’s office that asks residents about their disposable and reusable water bottle use. The city council is currently considering eliminating the sale of single use plastic water bottles … Read More

The City of Newton is currently considering an expansion of the 2018 Sustainable Packaging & Plastics Reduction Ordinance which removed the dispensing of foam polystyrene take out containers, foam polystyrene packing peanuts, and plastic stirrers from Newton food establishments and … Read More

Black plastic take out containers are not recyclable because scanners at recycling facilities cannot detect dark colors. “Wishcycling” them into the green recycling bin means they will get improperly sorted and end up mixed with other recyclable materials, where workers … Read More