Energy Committee


We are the Boxborough Energy Committee: an all-volunteer committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen to help the Town save money by controlling energy costs and reducing the Town's impact on the environment.


Let's Talk Trash!

We have already saved the Town almost $20,000 per year by implementing changes at the Transfer Station (installation of compactors for recycling). Although this initially helped reduce our solid waste (aka trash) and increase recycling, we have not seen any additional increase in recylcing. We need to explore additional ways to reduce  solid waste (trash).

What Is Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)?

Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) is an alternative approach of waste and recycling in which residents pay a per bag fee for the disposal of solid waste (trash) and recycling is FREE.

Why would Boxborough want to change to a PAYT system?

-Environmental benefits (more recycling = less waste)

-Equity: like your electric bill, you pay for what you use

-Help manage increasing transfer station costs to the  Town (predictability)

Board Members

Name Title
Frances Nolde Chair (2019)
Richard Garrison Member (2021)
Kathleen Gegner Member (2019)
Larry Grossman Member (2021)
Abby Reip Member (2021)
Barbara Salzman Member (2019)
Keshava Srivastava Member (2020)
LELWD Representative -Connor Reardon Member (2019)
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