Check out what MassRecycle board members are up to. These are recent mentions of our organization and our work in the Massachusetts Recycling community.

March 18, 2021 Three of MassRecycle’s past presidents joined us for a History of MassRecycle webinar. Pat Scanlon of Principal, Scanlon Associates, Ben Harvey of E.L. Harvey & Sons and Claire Galkowski of South Shore Recycling Cooperative offered their wisdom and amazing stories about how recycling got started in Massachusetts, and where we can go from here. There were many memories and tons of laughs shared.  Learn more.

January 26, 2021 One of MassRecycle’s newest Board Member, Abbey Massaro, got a special thank you shout out from Home City Development! They thanked Abbey for providing her knowledge, creativity and inspiration in her environmentally friendly solutions to the challenge of transforming a former school into residential use (becoming the Alias Brooking Apartments).  Learn more.

December 14, 2020 one of MassRecycle’s newest Board Member, John Hanselman, described a new alliance between Starbucks, Unilever, DFA and Vanguard Renewables in his latest blog. This historic alliance commits to reducing food waste from manufacturing and the supply chain and repurposing any unavoidable waste into renewable energy via Vanguard Renewables’ farm-based anaerobic digesters. Learn more.

December 9, 2020  one of MassRecycle’s newest Board Member, John Hanselman, was quoted in a press release describing how Vanguard Renewables along with food industry leaders are launching a Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FBSA).  Learn More.

December 3, 2020 Alec Cooley of Busch Systems wrote a great blog post about one of MassRecycle’s newest Board Member, Rob Gogan! Read more in Busch Systems blog.

November 23, 2020 one of MassRecycle’s newest Board Member, Abbey Massaro, a member of the Agawam Zero Waste Club, participated in a partnership to collect toys for the fifth annual Holiday Used Toy Exchange. Read more in The Reminder.

October 22, 2020 Former MassRecycle Board Members, Meg Morris and Phil Goddard were announced as one of the 2020 MassRecycle Lifetime Achievement winners in a Cape Cod Times article.

October 2020 Former MassRecycle Board Member, Meg Morris, was announced as one of the 2020 MassRecycle Lifetime Achievement winners in  a Town of Brewster Blog post.

August 4, 2020 MassRecycle newest Board Member, Mike Cicale, the Transfer Station Foreman, Town of Wellfleet, coins new recycling term in local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands article.

July 22, 2020 MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, talked about Water Conservation on BNews’ Green Corner.  Watch Here.

May 20, 2020 MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, was interviewed by Thaddeus Stephanak, from Burlington Cable Access Television.  Listen Here.

March 27, 2020 MassRecycle Board Member, Michael Orr, the City of Cambridge’s Recycling Director and Former President, Claire Galkowski, the Director of South Shore Recycling Cooperative discussed how bad recycling costs all of us money in a Boston Globe article.

January 5, 2020 MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, discusses recycling in the current market in an MetroWest Daily News article.

2019 – MassRecycle Treasurer Philip Goddard, Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development for the Town of Bourne, starred in a RecycleSmart MA PSA on the BTV 13, Bourne local programming channel.

November 21st 2019 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, is featured on Canton Community TV’s magazine show, “Main Street”, Gretchen discusses the Massachusetts standardized curbside recycling program.

August 7th 2019 – MassRecycle Treasurer Philip Goddard, Manager of Facility Compliance and Technology Development for the Town of Bourne, is recognized as a founding member of the Bourne Recycling  Committee in a Wicked Local article.

June 24th, 2019 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, discusses food waste prevention measures being taken in Cambridge and their benefits on a Boston 25 News video segment.

May 2th, 2019 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, is featured on video discussing her path to environmental work and suggests lifestyle changes for those looking to live more sustainably.

May 15th, 2019 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, and MassRecycle Vice President Waneta Trabert, Sustainable Materials Management Director for the City of Newton, are interviewed on Burlington Cable Access Television where they discuss best recycling practices.

May 13th, 2019 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, is interviewed by the Worcester Business Journal about the burden recycling facilities face with single-stream recycling.

April 30th, 2019 – MassRecycle Director Gunther Wellenstein, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Lowell, is featured in a WBZ video segment that explores the consequences of contamination in recycling.

April 10th, 2019 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, is interviewed in a Boston Globe articlethat provides suggestions for everyday reduction of plastic consumption.

April 9th, 2019 – MassRecycle Director Gunther Wellenstein, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Lowell, is interviewed in a Waste Dive article where he highlights the improvements of Lowell’s new recycling contract and how other cities can follow suit.

April 9th, 2019 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, is highlighted in a Wicked Local article that discusses how Cambridge is adapting to rising recycling costs.

March 19th, 2019 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, is interviewed by WBUR about the China National Sword.

November 10th, 2018 – MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey, the Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, is interviewed by Neil Rhein, the Executive Director of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, where she discusses how businesses and residents can improve their recycling practices.

October 11th, 2018 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, is interviewed by PBS about how Cambridge’s new curbside organics program works.

October 1st, 2018 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, is interviewed by Waste Dive about the curbside organics program recently implemented in Cambridge.

August 25th, 2018 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, appears in a Boston Globe article where he discusses the impacts of Cambridge’s curbside organics program.

August 10th, 2018 – MassRecycle Treasurer Phillip Goddard, Environmental Manager for the Town of Bourne, is featured on Cape Media News explaining the paint collection process at the inaugural take-back event of the Cape Cod Latex Paint Collection and Recycling Initiative.

March 31st, 2016 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, discusses Cambridge’s single-use plastic bag ban on WBUR.

March 3rd, 2016 – MassRecycle Director Michael Orr, Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, is featured in a Boston Globe article about the implementation of Cambridge’s BYOB (bring your own bag) ordinance.