Newton Public Schools promotes recycling in its classrooms and school buildings. In May 2019, the School Committee approved a policy on recycling. The City of Newton has also applied for a School Recycling Assistance Grant offered by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). NPS and the City are currently investigating the installation of textile recycling receptacles at all school sites. More information will be posted when available.
Our partners in the City of Newton have developed student friendly signage to encourage recycling in our classrooms and buildings. Posters are available at no charge and can be ordered (by NPS teachers/staff) through the Newton North Graphics Communications Center. Links are below and more information can be found at: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/dpw/recycling/get_involved/default.asp
In an effort to keep textiles out of the waste stream, the City of Newton has partnered with Helpsy to provide Newton residents with curbside textile collection by appointment.
Helpsy is a for-profit B Corp with an environmental mission to radically change the way people think about clothing donation. They make reusing and recycling your clothes and shoes more convenient and easier than ever. They collected over 30 million pounds of clothes last year!
To make an appointment fill out this form or visit: www.helpsy.co/newtonma. On the day of your appointment, set your items out in a plastic bag at the curb. Helpsy will send a reminder email and/or text ahead of your appointment.
Review the list of Accepted Items (scroll down) for curbside textile pickup.
There are also 6 donation bins located at the Newton Resource Recovery Center at 115 Rumford Avenue to collect textiles on behalf of Helpsy, the Red Cross, and Salvation Army.
COMING SOON: Textile collection bins at school locations!