Starting July 1, 2013, the new barrel limit is three 30-gallon barrels.
To save money, eliminate excess waste and increase recycling, the town of North Reading is reducing the trash barrel limit from four barrels to three starting July 1, 2013. The selectmen voted unanimously on the reduction this past Monday night. Until July 1, residents are still allowed to put out four 30-gallon barrels each week. However, after July 1, residents will only be able to put out three 30-gallon barrels for pick up. The annual fee for that will remain $226. According to member of the Recycling Committee Ed McGrath, 90 percent of the 4,295 homes in North Reading that use the municipal trash service are putting out two barrels or less anyway. Eight percent put out three barrels and about two percent are putting out four barrels…
TerraCycle offers free collection for non-recyclable party trash, as well as cash for charity.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The following was submitted by TerraCycle, Inc.: Summer is the season for outdoor parties and picnics, and it’s important to take care of the outdoors as you are enjoying it. Instead of filling up your trash can with empty food wrappers and plastic cups after guests leave, you can reuse the packaging yourself or send the waste to TerraCycle, where you can earn money for your favorite charity and keep things out of the local landfill at the same time. TerraCycle, an innovative upcycling and recycling company, partners with brands such as Frito-Lay, Nabisco, Kraft Cheese, Solo, and Scott to reduce the amount of waste being thrown away. Some of the wrappers can also be used for do-it-yourself projects. An easy, crafty summer project is the …