Category Archives: Recycling & Solid Waste

Styrofoam – a day’s haul

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Styrofoam Collection Day

Volunteers Hong Le-Bruno, Barbara Myers (shown cleaning a piece of styrofoam), and a third unknown person process some of the seventeen bags of styrofoam that were collected today at the Medfield Transfer Station.  Nancy Irwin and Barbara’s husband Michael Perloff were also assisting.  It will cost the town $600 to recycle the collected styrofoam.

Styrofoam Saturday

From Medfield Green –

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REMINDER:  STYROFOAM COLLECTION AT THE TRANSFER STATION TOMORROW 9-1

COLLECTION WILL BE AT THE SWAP AREA TENT.  PACKING BLOCKS, FOAM COOLERS AND FOAM SHIPPING CONTAINERS WILL BE COLLECTED FOR RECYCLING.  ONLY CLEAN, WHITE FOAM  WILL BE ACCEPTED.  PLEASE REMOVE ANY CARDBOARD, TAPE, LABELS OR STICKERS. STYROFOAM FOOD CONTAINERS AND PEANUTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED TO HELP SORT THE STYROFOAM.  PLEASE THINK ABOUT LENDING A HAND FOR AN HOUR OR TWO.  SIGN UP HERE

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa623a4f49-styrofoam7

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Volunteers & styrofoam both wanted next Saturday

From Barb Myers and Helen Dewey of the Savvy Women’s Alliance –

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Volunteers Needed for Styrofoam Recycling

 

Volunteers are needed to help receive, sort, and pack styrofoam at the Medfield Transfer Station on Saturday, May 18.  Since only clean, white Expanded Polystyrene (#6)  packing blocks and coolers can be accepted for recycling, all foam collected must be inspected before it is packed.   Residents should remove cardboard, glues, tapes, labels, and stickers before bringing foam for recycling.  No take-out food containers are accepted, as guidelines for recycling are strict in order to clean up the process and final product of styrofoam recycling.

 

Please sign up to help at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa623a4f49-styrofoam6 or call Barb Meyer for more information 508-359-9613.

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Note: popped bubble wrap can be recycled in the bins for plastic bags at the Transfer Station  (near the single-stream recycling) and at large-chain grocery stores.  Clean packing peanuts will not be accepted but can be reused at Express Business Center 258A Main St., Medfield, 508-359-7444 or  Postal Center 14 Milliston Rd B, Millis, 508-376-1200.

Volunteer on a Town of Medfield committee

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Resolve in 2019 to get more involved in your community

The following Town of Medfield committees are looking for new members:

  • Medfield Energy Committee 
  • Conservation Committee
  • Council on Aging 
  • Master Planning Committee
  • Transfer Station and Recycling Committee

 

The Master Planning Committee is only just forming, so joining now gets you in from its first meeting – then lay out for the rest of us how the town should both develop and look in the future.

Swap

The Swap area at the transfer station gets more and more organized each year. It is looking really good this year.

Transfer Station opens early on Fridays

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Transfer Station Hours Extended Friday hours

TFS will be open every Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM through the summer months

Celebrate “Hazardous Waste Day” this Saturday

From Megan Sullivan –

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Hello friends-

Just wanted to let you know that this Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Day in Medfield.  It is from 9 – 1 and held at the Town Garage/DPW Building.

Here is a link to items for the HHW day.

http://www.town.medfield.net/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03242018-1047

Did you know that you can access Household Hazardous Waste disposal year-round?  We are part of a consortium and have access to facilities in other towns all year long.   If you need to access them, you do need a form from o ur DPW so contact them at 508-906-3003.

Megan

Megan B. Sullivan