Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee

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  • 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

Current Initiatives

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. 

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. 

Email a letter of support to town officials using our Support Email Template

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.  (
  • 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. 

Past Initiatives

Important Documents

Communication Education - Facilitation - Best Practices