Mass. Town Moves Closer to Zero Waste

Waste360 Staff, Staff

May 2, 2016

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Mass. Town Moves Closer to Zero Waste

The town of Nahant, Mass., is closer to gaining the status of zero waste thanks to a group of 15 residents who have stepped up to solve the town’s recycling issue.

This group is comprised of representatives from the Recreation Department, Open Space, Little League and Nahant Safe Waters in Massachusetts. Together, they have launched Toward Zero Waste Nahant, an initiative that aims to decrease solid waste, increase recycling and reduce the town’s trash rate.

The group is planning to team up with Waste Management, the town’s waste provider, to organize tours of the waste company’s facility to give residents a deeper understanding of what happens to their collected trash. has the details:

It took some doing, but Nahant is moving closer to having zero waste.

When Waste Management, the Texas-based company that collects the town’s trash, told officials that Nahant had the second most trash out of eight nearby communities, a group formed to recycle the problem.

“It’s really horrifying,” said Jennifer McCarthy, a member of Toward Zero Waste Nahant. “It’s becoming a huge problem for the whole commonwealth. As a community, we need to work on how we can solve this problem.”

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