Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Recycling in East Somerville

Question/Comment: When discussing the low recycling rate in East Somerville neighborhoods as compared to the rest of the city in a community meeting, a resident suggested having more recycling education done in the schools. 

(Note: Recycling routes begin in the western part of Somerville on Monday and move east through the week)

City Update 5/26/10: The City's hauling vendor has an educational resource that can offer recycling education in the schools and the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) is working with the company and the school system to make this happen. The City also wants to make sure that any recycling education materials provided to the students are translated into Spanish, Portugese and Haitian-Creole. Eastern District Commander for the Somerville Police Department, Michael Devereaux, suggested that they stock recycling bins at the East Somerville Police substation, to save residents the trip to the Franey Road DPW headquarters or to City Hall to pick up their free bins.

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