Cleaner Greener Hingham
- Maria Zade, Chair
- Katie Gallacher, Secretary
- Janice McPhillips
- Mark Engel
- Alyson Tesler Anderson
- Tony George
What is Cleaner Greener Hingham?
Cleaner Greener Hingham (officially known as the Long Range Waste Disposal and Recycling Committee) is a town-chartered committee of citizen volunteers. We study waste within the Town, with an eye to finding environmentally sustainable solutions. We explore new areas of recycling and waste management and encourage recycling best practices in Town through education and bylaw proposals.
Public Meeting with guest speaker Dr. Bryan James
Taking Action on Single-Use Plastics in Our Community
Hingham's decision at Town Meeting 2019 to ban single-use plastic bags was a huge step forward in terms of reducing plastic waste in our community. We are now taking on plastic water bottles with a proposed bylaw banning the sale of non-flavored, uncarbonated water in single-use plastic bottles under one gallon.
Interested in learning more about plastic recycling and the impact of single use plastic water bottles? Check out Cleaner Greener Hingham's recent articles in the Hingham Anchor.
- Hingham Anchor Article: We've "Bin" Recycling - September 26, 2022
- Hingham Anchor Article: Why are Plastic Bottles (and Bottled Water) Bad for the Environment? - November 21, 2022
Watch our October 6, 2022 Public Meeting with guest speaker Dr. Bryan James
Ready to show your support?
Sign our petition showing your support of Cleaner Greener Hingham's bylaw limiting single use plastics in Hingham.
Promoting Food Scrap Recycling and Home Composting in Our Community
- In Massachusetts, 40% of what gets landfilled, incinerated, or littered could have been kept out of the waste stream through composting and recycling. (Boston.com)
- Would you like to see a Town-sponsored solution to food scrap recycling? Please share your thoughts by taking our survey! Composting and Food Scrap Recycling Survey
- Resources on Home Composting - Learn more by visiting the Town's page on Composting
Educating Residents About Upcoming Waste Disposal Bans
Beginning in November 2022, textiles and mattresses will be banned from the waste stream in Massachusetts. Check out our guides to promoting the reuse economy and sustainably disposing of those items that can no longer be used. Mattress recycling continues to be available at the Transfer Station.