Thursday, March 7, 2013
Mark your calendar for Zero Waste Day, April 20 at the SHS parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, March 7
The Swampscott Recycling Task Force is pleased to announce the second annual Zero Waste Day to be held on Saturday, April 20. This event will provide residents an opportunity to clean out, exchange, donate and recycle many unwanted, yet useful, items. Zero Waste Day will take place at the Swampscott High School parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a free ‘drop and swap’ for books, Cd's, DVDs, records and sports equipment. In addition, Goodwill Industries will be on hand with a trailer truck to collect donations of clothing, household goods, and working electronics. Items containing mercury will be collected, including thermometers, switches, thermostats, rechargeable and button batteries. Eyeglasses can be donated for those in…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Zero Waste Days in Marblehead will have stations for electronics, textiles and hazardous waste, as well.
Mark your calendar for at least two chances in 2013 to recycle clean Styrofoam (with the triangle symbol), electronics, textiles and other items at Zero Waste Days, June 1 and Nov. 2. The events are in Marblehead but open to Swampscott residents, as well. The collections typically run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marblehead town garage on Tower Way, said Pat Boldys of the Marblehead Recycling Committee. Residents regularly recycle paper, glass and cans in weekly curbside pickups or by taking them to the town transfer station. But Zero Waste Days give people a chance to recycle those items not accepted as part of regular recycling. Pat Boldys said residents do a great job storing their Styrofoam and other materials, as shown by a …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Board of Health has announced the date that weekly recycling starts.
The Swampscott Board of Health announced on Thursday that weekly recycling will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 19 after the Monday holiday. The exisiting recycling schedule includes pick-up of recycled materials on the week of Feb. 11, so weekly recycling will effectively start that week. Paper and mixed materials can be placed curbside each week with regular trash for pick up, said Martha Dansdill, chairwoman of the Board of Health. “Providing weekly recycling will not only help residents move the recyclable material that accumulates in their garages,” the chairwoman said, “but also it is expected to provide an economic benefit to the town with an uptick in recycling rates.” (Disposal costs for a ton of recyclable material is relatively flat …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The recycling will take place from 8 am until noon in the rear parking lot at Phillips Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Jackson Park Playground Committee will be holding an emergency metal recycling event for residents impacted by the recent flooding. The J.P. Committee, along with DPW Director Gino Cresta, Town Administrator Andrew Maylor, and Scrap-it, inc. of Everett have made special arrangements for an emergency drop off at Phillips Park rear parking lot, on Humphrey Street for residents to bring any damaged or unwanted metal on Saturday, Oct. 15, and/or Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8-noon. Phillips Park is home to Blocksidge Field, where Swampscott High School plays football. As always residents of Swampscott, Marblehead, Nahant, Salem and Lynn are all invited to drop off metal on either of the two dates. These collections are the last of the year …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Health Department warns offenders not to 'overhaul' recycled trash.
Scavengers looting through trash for items to sell are “a minor nuisance” to health department officials, but what they are doing – called overhauling – is illegal, said Health Director Jeff Vaughan Wednesday. The Town Hall department does not get a lot of complaints about scavengers, but when it does, officials try to get the license tag of the scavenger and have the police department send a letter warning them that it is illegal, Vaughan said. The biggest concern, he said, is possibility of identity theft. One resident recently complained to Patch about a man in a truck with Maine plates going through his trash. “We don't have many from Maine,” Vaughan said. “We have enough from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.” Scavengers are a problem…