Recycling - What / Where / How
We can't recycle our way out of our waste problem, but here's a few items to be sure to follow.
Textile Recycling Drop-off
95% of unwanted textiles can be reused or recycled. Baystate Textiles accepts "the good, the bad and the ugly" as long as they're clean and dry. Whether you are cleaning out your closets, redecorating and updating draperies, linens, etc. or it is time to get rid of the childhood stuffed animals, keep them out of the waste stream and support your local community!
You can drop off in the white bin by the parking lot at each of our schools. Baystate Textiles pays our schools $100/ton of material collected!
#2 & #4 Plastic Bag/Film Drop-off
LPS Green Teams in partnership with Whitsons Food Service staff are collecting and recycling plastic film and bags from LPS kitchens. You can also do this at home!
Clean and dry plastic (polyethylene) bags can be recycled in Trex/other collection boxes at Stop&Shop, Shaws, Market Basket and other stores. (Labels do not need to be removed.) These items DO NOT belong in your curbside recycling bin.
Items not accepted:
#5 bags and plastics that are harder and “crinkly” that do not stretch when torn
Mesh bags for onions, citrus fruits, potatoes