Recycling & Solid Waste

Reducing solid waste continues to be a priority and the Selectmen encourage residents to challenge themselves to reduce household solid waste by increasing their recycling efforts. Follow the links below for information on recycling at Weston's Transfer Station and how you can recycle even more.

Recycling is not just good for the environment and state-mandated, but it also saves the Town money. During fiscal year 2016, recycling generated $8,700 in revenue, which saved the town a total of $48,121 in avoided disposal costs.

We can do better! We have to do better. Don't treat it like garbage. Recycle.

MassDEP Regulations

Since the '90s, state regulations have restricted certain materials from landfills, combustion facilities, and transfer facilities. These items include yard waste, metal, glass, aluminum, plastic, recyclable paper, and other materials. 

Background Information

As a designated Green Community by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, facilitating recycling and minimizing solid waste disposal is a desirable goal of the Town of Weston and as such, the Board of Selectmen convened a Recycling and Solid Waste Committee to research current best practices in municipal recycling and solid waste disposal and to consider opportunities for improvement for Weston.  Currently, Weston generates more than one ton of trash per household, per year, which places Weston in the top 10 percent of solid waste generation in the state.

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