Business Recycling Assistance

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In 1990, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) introduced its first bans on landfilling and combustion of easy-to-recycle and toxic materials. Additional "waste bans" were phased in over the next several years. The following materials and items are currently prohibited from disposal and/or transfer for disposal in Massachusetts:

  • Asphalt pavement, brick & concrete
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • Ferrous & non-ferrous metals
  • Glass & metal containers
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Leaves & yard waste
  • Recyclable paper, cardboard & paperboard
  • Single resin narrow-necked plastics
  • Treated & untreated wood & wood waste
  • White goods (large appliances)
  • Whole tires (banned from landfills only; shredded tires acceptable)
  • Clean Gypsum Wallboard
  • Commercial Food Waste (Effective October 1, 2014)

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