RECYCLING

EASTHAMPTON — About four times a week, Molly Montgomery sets out on a 3½-mile walk around the city. Though the route changes, there are a few...

SHUTESBURY — Plastic-coated political signs are designed to withstand the natural elements during campaign season, their durability making them...

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...

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