On December 19th, 2017, the Selectmen voted on a new municipal waste contract. Your calls and emails were successful because the 35-gallon trash cart is an option. In fact, households will be able to choose 35, 65, or (gulp) 96-gallon trash carts. Each of those will be priced at an… Read More »SELECTMEN VOTE ON NEW TRASH AND RECYCLING CONTRACT
FICTION 1: A 35 gal SMART trash cart is more expensive than a larger trash cart. FACT 1: By including all costs in the fee, the 35 gal SMART cart offers the most substantial cost reduction vs. status quo. With a 35 gal SMART cart, we can increase recycling to… Read More »CLARIFYING MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT TRASH
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
A letter from Linda Orel and Tim Humphreys. We were surprised to learn that Sharon produces more trash per household than 75 percent of all cities and towns in Massachusetts. Sharon’s Board of Selectmen will soon review proposals for new municipal solid waste and recycling services. They should choose MassDEP’s 35… Read More »We Don’t Have Money to Burn
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
The Sustainable Sharon Coalition Trash Team has been busy educating Sharon residents about the SMART Program (Save Money and Reduce Trash), which will improve trash removal, make the cost of trash disposable equitable to all – and help protect our environment. Consider this: Sharon residents generated 1,878 lbs. of trash… Read More »Trashy Videos Worth Watching!