You should subscribe today to get your own copy of the TSARC newsletters – MedfieldTSARC@gmail.com. Your copy will look much prettier than my copied and pasted version.
Also, be sure to NAME THE COMPACTORS! I think Compactor #2 is way cuter, don’t you agree? She should be “Susie Squeeze!”
Updates from the Transfer Station and Recycling Committee
April TSARC Edition
Please attend Town Meeting May 1 at 7 PM at the High School Auditorium
SWAP Opening and Setup
The SWAP Area will be opening up on May 3rd at 9 AM We need volunteers to help get the tents ready for Opening Day. Please email Nancy if you are able to help. The possible setup days (depending upon weather) are: Sunday, April 23 Wednesday, April 26 Saturday, April 29 Sunday April 30 email@example.com
Curb Alerts have begun again
Please sign up on the SWAP SHOP Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/medfieldswapshop
Medfield town Clean-up days – April 22 and 23 You can help clean the town up for Earth Day Visit the DPW Office at the Town Hall for Trash bags and Clean-up locations You can make a difference!
Climate Week is April 29 – May 7 Please join in for some Informational and Fun events.
There’s still time to recycle your old crayons! The collection box is in the Children’s room at the Medfield Public Library. This collection will be ongoing until the end of June. We are hoping to get a large number to send in for recycling. All sizes and shapes of crayons are accepted. Little stubby ones are just as welcome as the big hardly used ones.
TSARC Recycling Tips
It’s easy to pop frozen food in the microwave for a quick meal or snack. It’s equally easy to dispose of the frozen food boxes properly – toss them quickly in the trash. Why? Frozen Food boxes have a thin layer of plastic sprayed onto the paper to prevent freezer burn. Recycling only works if like materials are together. So the thin “polycoat” that prevents food from spoiling also prevents the paper fiber from breaking up in the recycling process.
Spring is a popular season for graduations, weddings, showers and other celebrations. If you’re a lucky gift recipient, though, keep in mind that most gift wrap cannot be recycled. Wrapping paper is often dyed, laminated and/or contains non-paper additives such as gold and silver shapes, glitter, plastics and more which cannot be recycled. If you’re a gift giver, consider creative alternatives to wrapping paper. Wrap a budding journalist’s gift in a newspaper, consider magazine pages for a fashionista’s gift, brown paper bags tied with twine give packages a rustic farmhouse charm, and comics, of course, are always a fun option – no matter what the age of the recipient! And, gift bags which can be reused, are also an earth-friendly choice. Not sure what to do? Go to https://recyclesmartma.org
Reuse instead of buying new!
More items from the Library of Things at the Medfield Public Library
You only need a library card to borrow any of these items! Need a small laptop? Thinking about purchasing one but would like to try before you buy, or maybe you need it for a specific short-term task. This Chromebook would be great Movie night and you want something other than Microwave Popcorn? This Popcorn maker will make enough for the whole family and then some.
Need to put in a fence or replace your mailbox post? Borrow the pole digger so you don’t need to buy one for a one time need.
Purchase a backyard Compost Bin!
A limited number remain! The Transfer Station and Recycling Committee seeks to know how many residents would like to buy a compost bin at the Mass DEP subsidized price of $25 (+ $1.56 state tax). The minimum order for the Town would be 20 compost bins. Please contact Barb Meyer if you are interested in purchasing a compost bin with subject line: “compost bin”. firstname.lastname@example.org
Name the Compactors!
Don’t you think our compactors need names? They look rather forlorn just sitting there with no personalities. Contest is open to all ages!
Email your first & last name & your ideas to: MedfieldTSARC@gmail.com Limit 4 names per person Contest runs: 5/5-6/5 Names will be selected based on creativity Be silly, be serious, but have FUN! Two winners will get a $10 Park Street Book gift card, a picture in Hometown Weekly and a spotlight video on Medfield TV !
Transfer Station Hours
April Wednesday 9 AM – 4 PM Friday 9 AM – 4 PM Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM May Wednesday 9 AM – 4 PM Friday 7:30 AM – 4 PM Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
Transfer Station Stickers Transfer Station Stickers will be expiring on June 30, 2023. The new stickers will be available starting May 1, 2023 at the DPW office in Town Hall. The applications will also be distributed with the water and sewer bills.
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