RECYCLING

NORTHAMPTON —  In recent days, Duane Ranney could be found underneath a tent at Valley Recycling collecting bags and bins of empty liters of soda...

EASTHAMPTON — As Easthampton considers banning many types of single-use plastic items, including plastic grocery bags that can’t be composted, a...

Local, state officials examine recycling crisis

2/10/20

HOLYOKE — Local and state officials grabbed doughnuts and coffee and gave cheerful handshakes Tuesday as they crowded together into a stark, white...

NORTHAMPTON — Once again, the city is offering free Christmas tree disposal for residents. And for the second year in a row, the Parent Teacher...

HOLYOKE — One city official is sounding the alarm about the terms of a new contract that could see Holyoke pay for recycling, instead of receiving...

Holiday paper waste reduction: A primer

11/28/18

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate one million more tons of waste per week than the rest of the year. That is a staggering...

The holidays are upon us and happy gatherings, on-line shopping and gift-giving are in full swing. While the celebrations and festivities bring...

ALBANY, N.Y. — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps.A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard...

Where does your trash and recycling go?

10/10/18

After your hauler picks up your trash and recycling, or you deposit it at a transfer station, what happens to it? This question has taken on more...

NORTHAMPTON — Gary Sienkiewicz still has a picture of his daughter watching his wife unwrap a candle, a candle that she picked up for her mother at...

In the past few months, most major U.S. newspapers have published articles about the effect Chinese import changes have had on the recycling...

The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative wants residents will help lead the charge in getting old batteries out of the waste stream where they...

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