Resources for Businesses and Apartment Buildings
PRIVATE HAULERS FOR RECYCLING AND TRASH
All haulers licensed in the City of Newton are required to provide recycling services to their customer (Section 11-5 of the Newton Municipal Code).
(Click here if you are a hauling company who needs to submit your recycling plan to the City of Newton as part of your licensing.
Businesses and Large Apartment buildings can arrange for curbside service for recycling and trash with one of the licensed haulers in Newton. (Residents may contact a hauler as well, for items not accepted at curbside.) Make sure you understand how your trash collection contract is structured. Separating recyclables from the trash can control costs by reducing dumpster size, weight and / or collection frequency. Depending on what materials you generate, haulers can provide collection of paper, cardboard, bottles/cans, single stream recycling, electronics, food waste, construction & demolition debris and trash.
In 1990, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) introduced its first bans on landfilling and combustion of easy-to-recycle and toxic materials. The waste bans (310 CMR 19.017) are prohibitions on the disposal or transfer for disposal of certain recyclable and/or toxic materials. People who generate solid waste and people who transport it to disposal facilities are subject to waste ban requirements. MassDEP conducts ongoing inspections at solid waste facilities to identify waste haulers and generators who improperly dispose of banned materials. http://www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/solid/wastebans.htm
RecyclingWorks Massachusetts RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a new recycling assistance program designed to help businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities. Funded by MassDEP and delivered by Center for EcoTechnology (CET)
WasteWise WasteWise is a voluntary program – sponsored nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in Massachusetts by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) – designed to help private and public organizations work toward reductions in solid waste and select non-hazardous industrial wastes.