2012 June Recycling ENewsletter


Volunteer at a Summer Movie Night!

Want to help Cambridge Recycling? Volunteer at a summer in the city movie night to get the word out and sign people up to receive this newsletter. It’s fun because you are outside, get to talk to people, enjoy music & movie, and get a free t-shirt. Email recycle@cambridgema.gov if you can help at:

August 9, 7pm         Eric Royer’s One Man Band & Outdoor Movie Screening (East Cambridge Savings Bank parking lot, 292 Cambridge St)
August 16, 7pm       Vegetable Circus & Outdoor Movie Screening (East Cambridge Savings Bank parking lot, 1310 Mass Ave)
August 23, 7pm       Levins Family Band: Uncle Eye & Aunt Julia & Outdoor Movie Screening (Volpe Center Lawn, 55 Broadway St)
August 30, 7pm       Improv Boston’s Family Show & Outdoor Movie Screening (University park @ Sidney & Franklin St)

Have a Zero Waste Party

Planning an event at your house and want to make it zero waste? The key is careful planning and education. Try to serve finger foods to avoid the need for tableware. Everything used must be reusable, recyclable or compostable. Tell guests what to recycle and compost, and place signs throughout your space. Use reusables whenever possible. Otherwise, use compostable tableware certified by the US Composting Council. Please note that local compost facilities currently do not want “compostable” cutlery, they find it does not actually compost. Make sure there is no plastic, metal or glass in your compost. Collect material in compostable bags, paper bags, or cardboard boxes. Residents can drop off food scraps at the Recycling Center at 147 Hampshire St during open hours only (Tues/Thurs 4pm-7:30pm and Sat 9am-4pm). If you have a large quantity, please give us 1-2 days advance notice at recycle@cambridgema.gov

Household Hazardous Waste Collection 7/21

Two more collections in 2012: 7/21 & 10/20 from 9am-1pm at the parking lot on Field St at Fern St by Danehy Park. Cambridge residents only. Click here for info on materials accepted, and alternative options. Remember that on Tuesdays/Thursdays 4pm-7:30pm and Saturdays from 9am-4pm, the Recycling Center accepts non-alkaline batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury items and motor oil.

StoryTrade Podcast & Artwork

If you missed the “Back in the Day” StoryTrade held during Cambridge Open Studios, you can listen to it online and view the artist’s work! StoryStream and Cambridge Recycling partnered on a unique storytelling event to share folktales and personal stories about consuming less, reducing waste and choosing to reuse. Stay tuned for our next event this fall.

2012 Go Green Award Winners

2012 Go Green award winners recognized by the City include Mystic River Watershed Association (community organization); Karma Yoga Studio (waste reduction); Harvard Law School (waste reduction); TD Bank/Central Square Branch (energy); CRB Consulting Engineers (transportation); Amgen (transportation & energy); Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (transportation & climate protection); and Christina Giacobbe, Police Department (GoGreen City Employee Award).

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