The Board of Health would like to remind our residents to recycle smart. Recycling smart matters and here's why.....
Two related issues are having a major effect on recycling in Massachusetts. The first and most significant issue is that too many of us are putting things in our recycling bins that cause problems at recycling facilities. Things like plastic bags, diapers, trash, food waste, garden hoses, bowling balls, clothing, and the list goes on.
Because our recyclables aren’t clean enough, countries such as China are refusing to import our recyclables to make new products and packaging. Recyclables are a commodity and are subject to the laws of supply and demand. Less demand means lower value. All of this has a financial impact on our local communities.
To insure our recyclables find a second life, we all need to make a better effort to Recycle Smart and stick to the list of approved recycling items.