Recycling in My Community

Find recycling, composting and hazardous household product management opportunities and programs in your town or city and neighboring communities.

Assistance for Municipalities

Waste reduction, recycling and composting help and resources for cities, towns and regional solid waste management districts.

Assistance for Businesses

Tools for expanding commercial and office recycling, options for donating and recycling surplus equipment and furniture, and information about operating recycling and composting businesses.

Deposit Bottle & Can Recycling

Learn about the Massachusetts "Bottle Bill" and find local redemption centers.

Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban

Massachusetts businesses and institutions that generate one ton or more of food waste per week may no longer throw that material away. Learn about the state commercial organic waste disposal ban and opportunities for food donation, composting and reuse.

Composting & Organics

Home and community composting, organics recycling, green landscaping and more.

Donation & Reuse

Options for donating electronics, construction materials, office equipment and household items.

Electronics Recycling

Recycle obsolete or unwanted cell and smart phones, computers and monitors, televisions, DVD and MP3 players, pagers, PDAs and other devices.

Green Living

Learn how to reduce the environmental impact of your everyday activities.

Household Hazardous Waste

Essential information on the handling and management of a range of common household chemicals and items.

Implementing Mandatory Recycling

A local mandatory recycling bylaw or ordinance, limit on the number of trash barrels collected per household, or private hauler recycling regulation can all be effective tools in reducing solid waste tonnage and municipal disposal costs.

Managing Construction & Demolition (C&D) Wastes

Tools and resources for the proper management, recycling and disposal of materials from construction and demolition projects. Includes case studies of C&D waste reduction and recycling in specific projects across the state.

Massachusetts Waste Disposal Bans

A number of easy-to-recycle and toxic materials are banned from disposal in Massachusetts combustion facilities and landfills.

Mattress Recycling

Learn about how to recycle mattresses and box springs, and what the state is doing to help.

Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)

Also known as unit-based-pricing, this is a system in which residents pay for each unit of waste discarded rather than paying a fixed fee per household.

Recycling for Kids & Teachers

Recycling and composting assistance for schools, curriculum ideas for teachers, and fun educational activities for kids.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts

A MassDEP-supported assistance program designed to help businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse and composting opportunities.

Supermarket Recycling in Massachusetts

Recycling and composting organics and other waste materials is good for both the environment and a grocery store's bottom line.

Textile Recovery

Massachusetts residents and businesses throw away approximately 230,000 tons of textiles annually. About 95 percent of this material could be reused or recycled. Learn how.

Waste Reduction & Recycling

Municipal recycling rates, waste disposal assessments, waste reduction case studies and a variety of other data, reports and surveys on solid waste management in Massachusetts.