Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

   The Shutesbury Recycling Almanac — your primary reference for proper recycling and solid waste disposal — has been updated to include recent changes to regulations and Town practice.  This 3rd edition of the Almanac is a searchable document, available to read or download 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 2017 (January through December)

Shutesbury residents collected 191.53 tons of materials for recycling in CY 2017 — 84.34 tons of bottles & containers, 107.08 tons of paper, and 0.11 tons of rigid plastic.  Shutesbury earned $2,301.26 in sales of recycled materials.

Shutesbury residents discarded 298.69 tons of trash in 2017.

Total waste stream = trash + recycled materials = 490.22 tons.

Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 39.07%, an increase of 106.6% over the previous year and our highest ever!

The Town was charged $63.00/ton to dispose of trash in CY 2017.  By recycling those 191.53 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $12,066.39 in tipping fees, money we didn't have to spend to dispose of trash!


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