Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Frances Nolde, Chair
Term expires: 2022
- Richard Garrison, Member
- Larry Grossman, Member
- Suresh Jasrasaria, Member
- Palmer Moore, Member
- Barbara Salzman, Member
- LELWD Representative -Connor Reardon, Member
Welcome! We are the Boxborough Sustainability 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 recycling. We need to explore additional ways to reduce solid waste (trash).
More than 520 million pounds of usable textiles were sent to landfills and incinerators in Massachusetts in the last year, of which 95 % can be reused or recycled including:
- Household Linens
- Other Fabric-Based Products
Bay State Textile Recycling
The Boxborough Sustainability Committee has reached out to Bay State Textile Recycling to bring a centrally located depository for our unwanted textiles to prevent them from going into the trash.
"Textile recycling needs to become familiar and as easy to perform as a bottle, can, and paper recycling." The "old rule" for donating was that the items needed to be clean and in good condition. The "new rule" for donations and textile recycling is "the good, the bad, and the ugly." Visit Acceptable Items for Recycling on the Bay State Textile website (PDF).
- Phone: 978-264-1714