Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

  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!

You can get your copy of the REVISED Shutesbury Recycling Almanac at Bulky Waste Day, at Town Hall, or with your trash bags at the annual Town Meeting, first Saturday in May.

Every household in Town is provided with this booklet.  It is intended to be used as your primary reference for options and requirements of proper recycling and solid waste disposal.  Keep your copy in a handy spot so you can refer to it easily!

The 2nd edition is a 2010 update of the original Almanac — expanded to include websites and other sources of recycling information (and details concerning recycling of plastic materials) and reorganized for ease of use.

Click here to get a PDF version of the 2nd edition of the Almanac, revised April 2010.

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