Helping You Make A Difference
MassRecycle is a pragmatic, statewide non-profit coalition of individuals, municipalities, the waste industry, and other organizations dedicated to improving recycling, organics diversion, and sustainable materials management in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We work on behalf of our members to provide opportunities for connection, educate on strategies to maximize waste diversion, and advocate for better material management policies in Massachusetts.
Covering topics important to our members and the profession.
Can Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Laws Reduce Waste & Improve Recycling?
Keep Massachusetts Beautiful interviewed Chair of the Massachusetts Product Stewardship Council, Waneta Trabert, about Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Watch a YouTube to learn more about EPR.
The 2023 MassRecycle Conference and Trade Show was a smashing success!
MassRecycle pushes back on narrative of recycling as ‘a hoax,’ touts education efforts at the 2023 MassRecycle Conference. In the wake of critical reports from advocacy groups and negative media coverage, the state’s public and private and sector recyclers are pushing back.
Recycling is Real!
MassRecycle is deeply concerned that NPR’s “Recycling plastic is practically impossible — and the problem is getting worse” has maligned recycling and misinformed readers. Far from addressing the problem of plastic waste, this kind of negative press motivates people to “throw it all in the trash”. Recycling is not a sham. Please do not throw everything in the trash.
OUR MEMBERS SAY IT BEST!
I’m a board member for MassRecycle because I think it’s important for municipalities, waste haulers and processors, and citizens can collaborate to find solutions to our trash disposal problems. As the state with the highest landfill costs, anything to increase composting, recycling, and reduce and reuse.
I joined MassRecycle to learn more about the local recycling infrastructure here in Massachusetts, and to network with professionals in the industry… It’s been a valuable experience and has inspired me to start a state-wide initiative to help the craft brewing industry and its consumers reuse and recycle problematic plastic can carriers.
Being a member of MassRecycle keeps me informed locally to ongoings in our industry. When I’m better informed, I can better serve our residents.
I belong to MassRecycle and serve on its Board in order to help sustain our ability to recycle. Sustaining our citizens’ opportunity to recycle is crucial. Most people cannot choose less environmentally disruptive ways to feed, shelter and transport their families, but almost everyone can recycle. While we face many daunting environmental and social crises, recycling is one small way to help our environment, our economy and our society. I want to do what I can to keep our state recycling well, both in quality and quantity.
“Joining MassRecycle many years ago was the best thing I did for my career in Massachusetts. The collaboration between stakeholders, membership and board is truly inspiring.”
I became a MassRecycle member to connect with other professionals in various positions within the waste world. It has been an opportunity to learn and collaborate on projects that advance our existing programs and create new ones.
MassRecycle is a one-stop source for finding out current and proposed legislation as well as following industry news and trends…