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Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda


Department of Public Works
Main Conference Room
147 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Michael Orr


Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Agenda
June 12, 2024, 8:00am – 9:30am
Minute Taker: Richard Nurse

Hybrid Meeting:
In-person: 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge.
To join remotely, visit here: https://cambridgema.zoom.us/j/86718664823
Phone: (305) 224-1968; Meeting ID: 867 1866 4823. E-mail Morr@CambridgeMA.Gov for Passcode to attend.

1. Housekeeping, 8:00am (10 min)

  •  Vote on May Minutes

2. Introduction and Discussion with DPW Commissioner Kathy Watkins (30 minutes)

3. City Updates (20 min)

  • Tonnage updates (Jan.-Apr. 2024); see next page
  • Volunteer for upcoming events; visit here
  • June 12 Zero Waste Master Plan Open House: volunteers welcome to greet and facilitate conversations

4. Move-Out (20 min)

  •  Free Store Update
  • Potential Pilot to collect houseware to donate instead of trash.

5. Closing, 9:20am (10 min)

  • Public Comment
  • Action Plan/Decisions
  • Announcements

Committee members are appointed by the City Manager. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may speak during the public comment section for up to two minutes. If you wish to speak, please contact Mike Orr at 617 349-4815 or morr@cambridgema.gov by 1pm the day before the meeting. You may also email or mail written comments for inclusion in public comments in lieu of speaking during the meeting. The Committee Chair must grant permission to non-members who request to speak at the meeting.
Meeting Minutes are located online here: CambridgeMA.Gov/Services/Recycling

Upcoming Meetings in 2024

  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

April 2024 Textiles program

 Textiles Bins   Textiles collected (lbs)
 MIT   551
 Hoyt Field   972
 Cambridgeport School   1339
 CRLS Environmental Action Club (one-time event)   1444
 Corporal Burns Park  1640
 Donnelly Field   2101
 Haggerty School   2205
 Putnam Upper School   2810
 Russell Field   3323
 Kennedy Longfellow School   4450
 Danehy Park   4479
 Graham & Parks   6276
 Tobin School (Broadway)   6396
 Curbside Pickup   6858
 Total   44844


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