The Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility (RDF) is supplying food waste collection starter kits for your kitchen in an effort to increase food waste diversion from residential trash. Collecting your food waste separately keeps it out of a landfill and creates clean energy; furthermore, it’s easy.
Call the RDF ahead of time to reserve your no cost kit at 781-235-7600 x3345. Then, simply put all of your food waste (bones too!) in your bin at home. Then place it in the the green totters marked "FOOD WASTE" located by the trash compactors at the RDF. The food waste is then taken to a facility where it is turned into clean energy.
So get your kit and start diverting food waste today!
YES! The good news is that you CAN recycle greasy pizza boxes.
Greasy pizza boxes should be deposited in with the boxboard and chipboard, not with the cardboard and paper bags. The grease contamination on the cardboard pizza box degrades the fiber to the same value as most chipboard & boxboard.
Removing greasy pizza boxes from the cardboard and brown paper bags will maintain the high value of the clean non-greasy cardboard and brown paper bag fibers.