The world of recycling is changing and now more than ever is the time to make sure what you are putting in your blue cart is not contaminating the stream. Below is the new statewide recycling campaign RecycleSmartMA by the DEP which provides the do’s and don’ts of recycling in Massachusetts. Have a question about an item and whether or not it can be recycled? Check out the Recyclopedia to find all of your recycling answers!
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is a group of citizen volunteers appointed by the Select Board. Its mission is simply stated: advise the Select Board 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 recycling offers convenience but it also requires responsibility. We ask you to take care not to contaminate our recyclables by putting non-recyclables into blue carts.
Please take the time to acquaint yourselves with what does and does not belong at curbside. The Town of Brookline website, the Recycling Corner in the Brookline TAB, and calls to the Department of Public Works
Please continue to acquaint yourself with Brookline's efforts and expectations 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.
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
John Dempsey - Chair