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2011 Barre Road, Wheelwright, MA 01094
(413) 477-8330
 
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About Us

Staff:
Susan Stukuls
Jacob Stukuls
David Peck
Justin Sykes

Volunteers:
Sheryl McCrystal
Larry Parker
Phil Lampi
Lisa Prouty

Theresa A. Cofske, Recycling Coordinator

Vendors:
NLR, Inc. www.nlr-green.com
(Lamps, Batteries, Ballasts (PCB and non-PCB containing), Mercury Devises)
CRT Recycling, Inc. www.CRT.org
(Electronics (e-waste))
E.L. Harvey & Sons www.elharvey.com
An independent; family owned and operated business since 1911. The company hauls and processes all of our mixed paper, comingle, glass and scrap metal. Additionally, they provide the container for our bulk waste events. All materials taken during those events are processed and recycled. They are committed to creating the opportunity for patrons to recycle more material out of the solid waste stream.
Planet Aid www.planetaid.org
Big Hearted Books www.bigheartedbooks.com
Liberty Tire Recycling www.libertytire.com
The company collects and recycles about a third of the nation's scrap tires, saving more than 140 million tires from the waste stream each year.
Glycol Blending Services, LLC www.glycolblending.vzwebsites.com
Located in Woonsocket, RI, the company installed a holding tank at our facility providing us the opportunity to now take used antifreeze. GBS picks up the antifreeze when needed, recycles the product into usable coolant that is then sold to municipalities and auto companies at a 40% discount.  A great savings vs. purchasing bulk coolant new.
Box Tops for Education  www.btfe.com

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

 
 

 

TIP
The 16th annual report [1] on the recycling of PET containers in the U.S., which reveals that the industry is on the rebound from the slump it experienced in 2008 and 2009. However, these gains were somewhat offset by continued light-weighting in 2010 and are expected to persist over the next few years.
According to the report issued by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), the Association of Post consumer Plastic Recyclers ( APR ) and the PET Resin Association (PETRA), the total pounds of PET bottles and jars available in the U.S. for recycling in 2010 were over 5 billion. The recycling rate in 2010, reached a rate of 29 percent, or 1.5 billion pounds, a 113 million pound increase from the previous year.
The report also includes a breakdown of where collected bottles went. About 776 million pounds were purchased by U.S. reclaimers, the highest number by volume ever recorded and an increase over the 642 million pounds collected in 2009. The report attributes the increase to massive new investment in reclamation capacity.
The report attributes the rise in collection numbers to expansions of state container deposit systems in several states, new curbside program recycling opportunities for nearly 4 million people and additional commercial recovery efforts.