Sustainability (Energy) Committee

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 recylcing. We need to explore additional ways to reduce  solid waste (trash).

Did you know? ...More than 520 MILLION pounds of usable textiles - including clothing, footwear, towels, household linens and other fabric-based products - were sent to landfills and incinerators in Massachusetts in the last year, of which 95 % can be reused or recycled. 

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 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.

Members

NameTitleTerm
Frances Nolde

Chair

2022

Molly Biron

Member

2021

Brandon Boucher

Member

2020

Richard Garrison

Member

2021

Larry Grossman

Member

2021

Palmer Moore

Member

2022

Barbara Salzman

Member

2021

LELWD Representative -Connor Reardon

Member

2022