The Environmental Action Club has a long history of activism, working to bring awareness on environmental issues primarily to the Needham High School Students and the Needham Community. The club is student led, meeting weekly in the morning before school.
The New Textile Waste Ban: Closing the Loop
Don’t throw out those tattered jeans! As of Nov. 1, 2022, clothing and textiles are no longer allowed to be thrown away in the trash in Massachusetts, as the state moves to drastically reduce its solid waste. Why this textile ban?
Solid Waste Forum Gives Updates on Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
The timing was perfect — a new waste ban for textiles in Massachusetts, a bombshell Greenpeace study casting doubt on plastics recycling, and an engaged audience anxious to get their questions answered. The Nov. 2, 2022 Needham Solid Waste Forum,
Reminder – Needham RTS, Green Needham Host Recycling & Solid Waste Forum
On Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm, the Needham RTS and Green Needham will host a Recycling & Solid Waste Forum in the Community Room of the Needham Public Library. There will be multiple presentations by individuals closely connected to this topic,
“Recycle Smart” Website Answers Your Questions About What to Recycle!
Are you recycling “smart” and avoiding the most common recycling mistakes? Not sure? Want to learn more? Then read on… Learning to Recycle correctly is important for several reasons. Adding items to recycle bins that you “hope” or “wish” were
Re-Use-It “Swap Shop” at Needham RTS has reopened
In case you hadn’t heard, the Re-Use-It Swap Shop at Needham RTS has reopened! Yes, you can now drop off reusable items that are in good/usable condition, and/or shop for items that you need/want. This is a great resource for
Additional Changes to procedures at the RTS take effect Saturday, April 4th
The Town of Needham today announced additional changes to procedures for waste & recycling disposal at the RTS, effective Saturday, April 4th. The changes are primarily to how and when residents interact at the RTS. The restrictions on what can
Waste Disposal and Recycling during the COVID-19 response
Updated 4/2/20 to include additional changes announced today. Waste disposal is an essential service that continues during the current COVID-19 response. The RTS remains open for residents and commercial waste haulers, with some some modifications to services. Please note these
Needham is Matting Change – Helping the Homeless Is “In The Bag”
We should all be bringing our own re-useable bags with us when you shop, but if we end up with a few single use plastic bags, here’s a great way to repurpose them. Intergenerational – and environmentally-friendly – mat-making at
Needham’s largest retail outlets are now in compliance with the Select Board’s Plastic Checkout Bag Policy
The seven largest stores in Needham are now complying with the Select Board’s Plastic Checkout Bag Policy. The Select Board’s Plastic Checkout Bag Policy was adopted on March 20, 2018. It requested that the largest stores in town (over 3,500