Recycling & Solid Waste

  Shutesbury residents can now use the Leverett Transfer Station!  Check out how it works here.

 


 

Recycling and trash figures, July 2016-June 2017

Shutesbury residents collected 185.69 tons of materials for recycling in FY 2017: 80.19 tons of bottles & containers, 105.15 tons of paper, and 0.35 tons of rigid plastic.  Shutesbury earned $1,768.35 in sales of recycled materials.

Shutesbury residents discarded 320.84 tons of trash in 2017.

Total waste stream = trash + recycled materials = 506.53 tons.

Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 36.66%, an increase of 1.22% over the previous year!

The Town was charged $63.00/ton to dispose of trash in FY 2017.  By recycling those 185.69 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $11,698.47 in tipping fees, money we didn't have to spend to dispose of trash!


You can get your copy of the REVISED Shutesbury Recycling Almanac at Bulky Waste Day, at Town Hall, or with your trash bags at the annual Town Meeting, first Saturday in May.

Every household in Town is provided with this booklet.  It is intended to be used as your primary reference for options and requirements of proper recycling and solid waste disposal.  Keep your copy in a handy spot so you can refer to it easily!

The 2nd edition is a 2008 update of the original Almanac — expanded to include websites and other sources of recycling information (and details concerning recycling of plastic materials) and reorganized for ease of use.

Click here to get a PDF version of the 2nd edition of the Almanac [2008, revised April 2010].

News & Updates

Trash bag distribution and sale of Leverett Transfer Station stickers ($20) has now moved to Town Hall which is generally open weekdays from 8:30 - 4 pm.  You can also pick them up from The Town Clerk until 6 pm on Mondays and from 6 - 8 pm on Thursdays. For information about the Leverett Transfer Station, click here

 


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