Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

 

ALERT!  A partial delivery of trash bags is on the way, due to arrive on Monday June 21st.  Thus, we will continue to distribute one pack of bags per household until the rest of our order is delivered, supposedly in a week or a week-and-a-half.  We are keeping track of folks who receive one pack, and they can pick up the rest of their allotment after our full shipment of bags has been received.

We have added 3 distribution days in July:  Wed July 7, Sat July 10, & Wed July 14 (see revised Bag Distribution Schedule).

Shutesbury's Bulky Waste Day is being discontinued!
You can dispose of your bulky waste at the Leverett Transfer Station three days a week (Wed 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am – 1:00pm).  (See more about the Leverett Transfer Station here.)
Buy your LTS 2022 permit (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) for $20 when you pick up your trash bags (see trash bag distribution schedule here).


idea lightbulb  Want to reduce your stash of paper grocery bags?
 Take them to the Library so they can 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).

By recycling those 197.44 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $9,557.69 money we didn't have to spend in trash disposal fees!


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 shed

 

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

You'll find the trash bag distribution schedule here.

 


News & Updates

Bulky Waste Day is being discontinued.

You can dispose of your bulky waste at the Leverett Transfer Station, three days a week (Wed 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am – 1:00pm)..

Buy your LTS permit ($20) for July1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 when you pick up your trash bags (see trash bag distribution schedule here).

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