"Starting Tuesday, Massachusetts residents will no longer be able to throw out mattresses, textiles, or shoes, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.As part of a statewide waste reduction plan, residents are required to recycle or donate such items rather than dispose of them, the department said. That includes clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, curtains, and fabric. Disposal of mattresses is also banned, including full-foam, latex, and “mattresses in a box.”MassDEP issued a 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan in October 2021, aiming to reduce disposal statewide by 30 percent over the next decade.The plan also lowers the threshold on the disposal of commercial food and organic waste to a half-ton of waste weekly per facility. Restaurants are instead required to process food waste by composting, among other methods, according to MassDEP."
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2030 Solid Waste Master Plan -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/14vwElz1Co8b1prwSt5WqTfbJ5OFLxrce/view?usp=sharing
From the Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste/webforms/curbside-clothing (Note: There are other clothing recycling or donation vendors to use)
Simplerecycling has been recycling clothes and other items in over 30 towns in Massachusetts and many more across the country (click here to see what is accepted).
To schedule collection, call 866-835-5068 or online @ simplerecycling.com.
For more information please go to Simplerecycling.
|Reminder: now the requirement for Franklin residents to call SimpleRecycling (or another outlet) no longer can use trash|
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