Meet Mayor Fuller!

Mayor Fuller has released a schedule of office hours and “meet-ups” to talk with Newton residents.  Office hours are for those who would like a 5-10 minute individual meeting with the Mayor, and meet-ups are more like open houses.

Click here for the schedule and more information:  100 Days Two Ways to Meet Mayor Fuller

Thanks to Andreae Downs and Lucia Dolan for the Docket Digest!

The Docket Digest torch has been passed from Andreae Downs, who coordinated the info for many years, to Lucia Dolan, our new Docket Digest coordinator.  Thanks so much to you both for your efforts to keep us informed about all the work being done by the Newton Planning Department!

To see the Docket Digest for this week, click here.  You can always access current and past digests from the LWV Newton website on the right hand side of the page.

Recycling Information from Newton DPW

The info below is from Waneta Trabert, Director of Environmental Affairs at the Newton DPW:

Plastic bags are the #1 source of contamination in Newton’s recycling. Though they are recyclable, plastic bags are not accepted in single stream recycling because they cause problems at the sorting center and can create a safety risk for workers. Prevent plastic bag contamination by taking plastic bags to store drop off locations along with other types of plastic film. Recyclables should be placed loose in the cart – never in a plastic bag.  

Confused about how holidays will impact trash day? Unsure about how to properly dispose of something? Use Recycle Right Newton, the City’s trash and recycling app. The app features a collection calendar with collection day reminders (handy for holidays, yard waste season, and household hazardous waste events), a search tool to find where waste goes, and a waste sorting game that is fun for all ages! Available for Apple and Android devices.

Food waste is over 25% of the waste stream in Massachusetts. In Spring 2018, the City of Newton will be coordinating an exploratory organics collection pilot program to reduce and recover food waste. We need your feedback! Take this brief survey to help pick the pilot neighborhood.  

In addition, please view all of the new educational materials here and by using the links below:

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