Growing up on the third floor of a Bronx apartment in New York in no way qualifies you for judgement about the health of the Earth. But somehow, in the midst of now learning to garden and plant flowers and even, God help me, grow a lettuce from a seed,… Read More »Why I have Learned to Love COMPOST!
Trash, Composting, and Recycling
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committee, with a few edits from SSC Founder, Dr. Ricky Stern We have a problem: It is estimated that everyday we lose approximately 200,000 acres of land to forest fires. And now, with more than 50% of the world’s… Read More »An Energy Audit For FREE Can Allow YOU To Plant A Tree
By Charlotte Pototsky, member of the SSC Zero Waste and Youth Committee, with a few edits from SSC Founder, Dr. Ricky Stern I started 2021 by watching a documentary on Netflix called Less Is Now. It explained the importance of minimalism in every aspect of life. Being more minimalistic means… Read More »The Minimalism Challenge: The Solution to Over-Consumption
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.
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.
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?
Join us in a movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our waste stream, our oceans, and our beaches, by simply requesting “no straw” at bars & restaurants. Join and help save our planet, one straw, at a time. No single-use plastics! The last plastic straw A Message from Cherry Chun: The… Read More »The Last Plastic Straw in Sharon MA
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!
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
Join us in a movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our waste stream, our oceans, and our beaches, by simply requesting “no straw” at bars & restaurants. Join and help save our planet, one straw, at a time. No single-use plastics! A Message from Cherry Chun: The Last Plastic… Read More »The Last Plastic Straw in Sharon MA
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?
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