MassDEP gave me a town by town map of trash produced by each town in the state at the Massachusetts Municipal Association annual meeting last weekend. This is a listing of the trash that goes to the incinerator. Unfortunately, we are in the group of towns that produce the maximum amounts of trash. On the attached map we are in the red category, the highest, producing something more that 2250 pounds of trash per household per year.
- 1276 lbs/household/year = statewide average for towns using PAYT and/or Smart systems
- 1914 lbs/household/year = non-smart towns average
- >2250 lbs/household/year = Medfield
There has to be a way to save the town some money by cutting down on the high amounts of our trash.