Mattresses will no longer be allowed in the trash
The new state rule (Massachusetts State Regulation 310.CMR.19.017) requires mattresses to be kept out of the trash so they can be recycled.
Bring discarded mattresses to Williamsburg Transfer Station www.burgy.org/transfer-station 27 Mountain Street, Haydenville, MA Open: Wed & Sat 9 AM – 4 PM
Program takes effect on November 1, 2022! Open to all 10 member Towns. Mattresses and box spring will be recycled with the contracted processor, Raw Materials Recovery, Inc.
For a PDF flyer click here...
Recycling Facility Releases Innovative Video
Springfield Materials Recycling Facility Advisory Board
The Springfield Materials Recycling Facility (SMRF) Advisory Board has released Me and My Bin, an engaging new video about household recycling, to serve as an antidote to the misinformation that has arisen since the U.S. recycling market fell in 2018. Me and My Bin is available at SpringfieldMRF.org and on YouTube. The six minute video, produced by Boston-based The Rendon Group, helps viewers understand what actually happens to the materials we place in household recycling bins. In the guise of following an empty peanut butter jar as it leaves a home, the video playfully explains what happens at a recycling processing facility. To read the full Press Release click here...
"COMPOSTING IS EASY AND HELPS REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES - Earth Machine Compost Bin Purchase Incentive available to HRMC member-Towns" clickhere...
OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COMPOSTING
HRMC compost bin displays and demonstrations for 2021 have been postponed in response to on-going Covid 19 social distancing protocols. Watch the website for future programming opportunities
An in-depth webinar, “Turn Garbage Into Gold Composting at Home” is available at: Turn Garbage Into Gold
Additionally, a video entitled, “Home Composting; Turning Your Spoils to Soil” is available for streaming at: Turning Your Spoils to Soil
The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative (HRMC) is a unique, regional municipally-funded organization that was created in 1989 by a group of concerned residents. Since its inception, the HRMC has assisted its member Towns with the following efforts: local and regional recycling programs, cost efficient solid waste management programs, promoting waste reduction programs, promoting sustainability outreach programs, and supporting sustainability projects in the Hilltown communities of Western Massachusetts.
The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative (HRMC) is comprised of ten member Towns in western Massachusetts. The HRMC is governed by a Board consisting of two representatives from each of its member Towns. The HRMC is managed by a contract Administrator that reports to the Board. Each member Town pays an annual assessment that covers the operating expenses of the HRMC. ...more