Staples accepts many electronics for recycling at no cost! Read/download their list of items here. Staples sends items to ERI for sorting, shredding, and for recycling of materials.
Test your recycling knowledge! Read/download the quiz and answers here.
Shutesbury residents can now use the Leverett Transfer Station! Check out how it works here. See the price list here.
Recycling and trash figures for calendar year 2019 (January through December 2019)
Shutesbury residents collected 175.79 tons of materials for recycling in CY2019 — 76.21 tons of bottles & containers and 99.58 tons of paper.
Shutesbury residents discarded 312.87 tons of trash in CY2019.
Total waste stream = trash + recycled materials = 488.66 tons.
Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 35.97% (an increase of 0.34% fromr CY 2018).
The Town was charged $75/ton to dispose of trash in CY2019. By recycling those 175.79 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $13,184.25 in hauler fees — money we didn't have to spend to dispose of trash!