Spring leaf and yard waste collection runs April 28–May 23

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Start saving your yard waste now for end-of-the-month collection. Put it out in designated barrels by 7 am on your recycling day starting April 28.. Read More »

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WRSE receives grant from NEGEF

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We are pleased to announce that WRSE has received a generous grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund so we can continue our efforts in 2014. Thank you to NEGEF! In the coming year we plan to offer additional informative energy-saving and money-saving programs to the community and hope to pursue the launch of a Community Solar Garden in West Roxbury. Stay tuned! Read More »

Leaf and yard waste collection will continue through November 30

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Collecting leaf and yard waste for composting saves tax dollars, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and produces compost! Read More »

Residential composting pilot program starts in Boston

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In August Boston launches a residential composting program in response to public interest in organics-diversion programs and the volume of food waste in Boston’s recycling stream. City residents may drop off food scraps at three farmers’ markets: Jamaica Plain (Saturdays, 10 am–2 pm, 45 Brookside Ave.), Dorchester (Thursdays, 2:30–6:30 pm, 230 Bowdoin St.), and Allston (Fridays, 3–7 pm, 200 N. Harvard St.). Read More »

BLS wins national Green School Makeover Competition!

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Thanks to everyone who voted for BLS as hoped via the link in WRSE’s guest article by student William Burnett last month—you and BLS did it! Boston Latin was chosen from more than 450 entries nationally and will receive a $75,000 grant to help the school reach its goals of “creating a sustainable school garden, making improvements that will reduce energy usage throughout the school and reducing the amount of plastic water bottles on the campus.” Read more about this great award in the Green School Makeover Competition here and see the top ten finalist schools here. Read More »

Spring Cleaning Composting Begins This Week in West Roxbury

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If you do not have the time or space to compost on your own, the City trucks will once again be coming to collect your spring yard clean-up waste beginning this week on your recycling and trash pickup day. WRSE urges you to participate in this composting program by placing your yard waste and leaves in appropriate containers on the curbside by 7 am on your pickup day. The City composts the collected yard waste to fertilize the area parks. Read More »