Vote Yes on 2: Support the expansion of the Bottle Bill

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According to MASSPIRG, “every year enough bottles get thrown away to fill Fenway Park to the Monster seats” (photo: MASSPIRG). Vote Yes on 2 in November so we can finally update the Bottle Bill to include plastic water bottles and sports drinks. Read More »

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Spring leaf and yard waste collection ends 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 »

Upgrade Your Aging Heating Equipment

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If you heat with forced hot air and your furnace is older than 11 years or with forced hot water or steam and your boiler is older than 29 years, you should consider upgrading your system now with first-time-ever rebates from Mass Save ranging from $750 to $4,000. Read More »

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 »