Textiles, mattresses no longer picked up

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UPDATED: town recycling logo As of Nov. 1, textiles and mattresses no longer to be collected curbside 
As part of the state’s solid-waste master plan, which establishes goals to reduce the state’s waste by 30 percent in the next decade, textiles and mattresses will need to be recycled and will no longer be accepted in curbside collected trash. The state has a limited and diminishing capacity at landfills and combustion facilities. To help residents properly recycle these products, the town is working to provide alternatives -- and will post them before Nov. 1. 

Textile recycling: Arlington announces partnership with Helpsy 
Partnership offers free and easy clothing recycling services for community.  
The Town of Arlington is pleased to announce a new partnership with Helpsy, offering free home pickup of clothing, textiles and shoes for Arlington residents.

Residents can now schedule a pickup of these items on their weekly collection, Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Items must be placed in clean bags (unused garbage bags). Learn more and schedule a pick up at arlingtonma.gov/recycle

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Plastic water-bottle ban to take effect Nov. 1Plastic water bottles
Retail establishments will be prohibited from selling single use water bottles less than one (1) litre in size beginning Nov. 1.

This bylaw applies to any business that sells bottled water, as well as sales at events at town buildings, schools and houses of worship. Learn more about these changes >>

Oct. 15 secure document shredding 9 a.m. to noon
Arlington residents may bring up to two boxes of papers that they would like securely shredded. Shredding will happen offsite, with ShredIt. Free, no registration needed, cash donations collected for FoodLink and Arlington Eats. See more here >>

These news announcements from the Town of Arlington were published Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. It was updated Oct. 14, to remind residents that small single-use water bottles may no longer be sold as of Nov. 1, and to add ACMi video.

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