Shrewsbury’s recycling program receives award

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Shrewsbury’s recycling program receives award
Shrewsbury’ was recently recognized with the Central Massachusetts Municipal Recycling Council Recognition Award. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – The Town of Shrewsbury was recognized in December with the Central Massachusetts Municipal Recycling Council Recognition Award for the town’s “outstanding waste reduction program.”

Solid Waste and Recycling Program Manager Gosia Stolarska accepted the award on behalf of the town.

The town will also receive grant support from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Central Region Recycling Dividends Program because of these efforts.

“Using best practices to encourage recycling and reduce solid waste disposal enable the town to keep the program’s expenses in check while enabling environmentally sustainable outcomes,” Keith Baldinger, assistant town manager for operations, said. “Ultimately this award is a reflection of the actions of Shrewsbury residents, and we thank them for the partnership.”

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Stolarska has been with the town for a little over a year. Through her leadership of the Solid Waste and Recycling program, the town was able to reduce waste consumption by 326.69 tons compared to fiscal year 2022, earning the award from the council as well as the establishment of various waste reduction initiatives through the Recycling Dividends Program.

Some of these initiatives include the bulky items program, curbside recycling regulations, the hazardous household waste program, reuse programs, the textile recycling program, and general waste reduction initiatives through educating the community at large.

Learn more about recycling options in town through the trash and recycling collection webpage at https://shrewsburyma.gov/1348/Trash-and-Recycling-Collection.

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