Message from the Brookline Solid Waste Advisory Committee Dear Resident,
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is a group of citizen volunteers appointed by the Town Selectmen. Its mission is simply stated: advise the Selectmen on the best ways to reduce municipal solid waste. We are committed to moving Brookline toward a goal of being a “zero waste” community.
That you are reading this message suggests that you share that interest. Thank you. Your efforts make fiscal and environmental sense.
Single stream takes the guesswork out of recycling. It makes recycling more convenient. It allows for automatic or semi-automatic collection. It responds to increasingly sophisticated sorting machinery. It even tidies up our streets.
As collection and disposal expenses continue to rise and as we become more aware of our environmental responsibilities, the challenges of municipal solid waste policy are increasing. SWAC will continue to advocate for changes that will be fiscally responsible, equitable, and better for the environment.
Please continue to acquaint yourself with Brookline's efforts and expectations by closely reading Brookline Works, by checking the website, by regularly reading the "Recycling Corner" in the TAB, by calling the Department of Public Works, and by informing yourself about best practices in surrounding towns and cities, across the United States and internationally.