At the topic meeting on Thursday we listened to Waneta Trabert, Recycling Manager for the City of Newton. Waneta gave us an overview of Newton’s recycling and waste management program, described where the city’s waste goes, and showed us that Newton’s solid waste (measured in tons) is going down over time. She detailed the program’s strengths, including our superb infrastructure, excellent use of technology, and the wide range of materials that the city collects. She also discussed the areas for improvement, including needing more education and outreach, making our residents accountable for their waste creation and disposal, and working with the commercial sector. Waneta’s presentation is on our League website (put url here)
Of special note, Waneta would like the League to know about the Recycle Right Newton app. In addition to there being a trash day reminder service, there’s also a Recycle Right tool that tells you how to properly dispose of various materials, and there’s also a sorting game that is fun for all ages!
“Never miss a trash day again! Use the Recycle Right Newton web application or download the mobile app for Apple or Android. A collection day reminder is easy to set up and the collection calendar lets you know when to expect changes to your collection schedule (such as yard waste and delays due to holidays). There’s also the “Recycle Right” search tool you can use to find the best way to properly dispose of various materials. Play the sorting game to learn about how to properly dispose of common items in Newton.” Please tell your friends and neighbors!