Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

 

ALERT!
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.


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 fiscal year 2021
(July 2020 through June 2021)

Shutesbury residents collected 199.22 tons of recyclable materials in FY2021— 99.06 tons of bottles & containers and 100.16 tons of paper.

Shutesbury residents discarded 352.24 tons of trash in FY2021.

Total waste stream = recycled materials + trash = 551.46 tons.

Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 36.13% (an increase of 0.17% over FY 2020).

By recycling those 199.22 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $16,256.35 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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