Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

idea lightbulb  Want to reduce your stash of paper grocery bags?
 Take them to the Library to be re-used in curbside pickup!


Recycling and trash figures for calendar year 2020
(January 2020 through December 2020)

Shutesbury residents collected 197.44 tons of materials for recycling in CY2020 — 92.02 tons of bottles & containers and 105.42 tons of paper.

Shutesbury residents discarded 353.93 tons of trash in CY2020.

Total waste stream = recycled materials + trash = 551.37 tons.

Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 35.81% (a decrease of 0.16% from CY 2019).

The Town was charged $78.13/ton to dispose of trash in CY2020.  By recycling those 197.44 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $15,425.00 in hauler fees money we didn't have to spend to dispose of trash!

The MA DEP has provided a Smart Recycling Guide for an overview of what is and what is not recyclable.  If you still have questions about whether a particular item is recyclable, you can easily get an answer by checking the interactive Recyclopedia.  Remember, putting the wrong items in your recycling bin compromises the whole Town's load!


Disposal Sites for fluorescent lamps, electronics, prescription drugs, solid waste, and non-recyclables

What's Recyclable?

Take A Recycling Quiz

new shedThe RSWC has a new shed at the Elementary School, where you'll be picking up your trash bags as of April 26th!

If you missed the Trash Bag distribution days at the School last spring, put on your mask and go to Town Hall.  Distribution will be set up outside the front door.   LTS stickers cost $20.

Trash bags and Leverett Transfer Station stickers are available at Town Hall on MONDAYS ONLY from 3:30 to 5p.m.

Info and Resources