Trash, Composting, and Recycling

SO MANY WAYS TO WATCH OUR WASTE!

Reducing our waste can help to reduce global warming and pollution, save energy, save taxpayer $, conserve natural resources, protect wildlife, and safeguard our health.

Refuse, Reuse, Rethink, Reduce

Rethinking your daily purchases and consumption can go a long way towards reducing your trash footprint.

Avoid Single Use-Plastic Items

Do the planet a favor! With the exception of new bioplastic options, these are petroleum-based materials, and many of these items are not recyclable!

COMPOST

There are multiple ways to compost in the Town of Sharon. For food items, the most convenient option is Black Earth Compost which is collected curbside. For leaves and yard waste, there's both curbside and Farnham Road Options.

RECYCLE

There are so many ways to recycle in Sharon, including: curbside single-stream (no plastic bags) and textile recycling,' plastic bags & film at Shaws, tires, scrap metal, large bulky plastics, tires, and electronics at the DPW, & ink cartridges at local retailers. Did we miss anything?

TRASH

After Refusing, Reusing, Reducing, Composting and Recycling, can you fit your weekly trash into a quart, half-gallon or gallon container?
TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

Sign-Up Today Residential Curbside Composting Pilot Program!

What is it? The Residential Curbside Composting program is the opportunity for Sharon residents to participate in a curbside pick-up, low-cost, low-maintenance composting program from their home. The program is managed by Black Earth Compost with local assistance from Sustainable Sharon Coalition and the Sharon Public Schools Recycling Program. This program… Read More »Sign-Up Today Residential Curbside Composting Pilot Program!

Sharon Public Schools Recycling Coordinator Job Description

Under the supervision of the Sharon Public Schools Director of Maintenance and Operations, the part-time Sharon School District Recycling Coordinator (RC) will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the recycling program of the five schools in the Sharon Public School District. The goal of the coordinator is to improve rates… Read More »Sharon Public Schools Recycling Coordinator Job Description

Which size trash cart is right for your household?

If your household generally uses three (or less) 13-gallon tall-kitchen trash bags per week, then 35-gallons is your trash cart of choice. It’s a great deal and will work well for the vast majority of households. Additionally, it qualifies for a MassDEP SMART grant program. Here are some key points… Read More »Which size trash cart is right for your household?

35 Gallon Trash Cart is a Win-Win

Town officials recently went out to bid for curbside collection of trash and recycling. They are considering different sized trash carts for automated collection beginning in 2018.  One option being explored is a 35 gallon trash cart which provides a basic level of service for all households, with fee-based options… Read More »35 Gallon Trash Cart is a Win-Win

An Important Message About Sharon’s Trash Program

To all Sharon Residents, There is a lot of misinformation swirling around on social media about the proposed new trash/recycling contract and we want to take a moment to set the record straight. As many of you know, the contract for residential trash and recycling pickup in Sharon is up… Read More »An Important Message About Sharon’s Trash Program

March 8 – Trash Talkin’ at Sharon Public Library, 6:30PM

Where does your trash go after it leaves your curb? How much trash does Sharon generate compared to other towns in MA? Learn About the SMART Trash Program for Sharon: Moving Toward Zero Waste The Sustainable Sharon Coalition invites the public to learn about our SMART cart proposal to reduce… Read More »March 8 – Trash Talkin’ at Sharon Public Library, 6:30PM