Solid Waste Removal & Recycling Committee

Solid Waste & Recycling Committee Meetings

All meetings are at 6:00 pm at the Pound School and are open to the public.


The Solid Waste & Recycling Committee was formed in the spring of 2009 to assist the Board of Selectmen in selecting a vendor for our waste and recycling products. The committee performs research on Solid Waste & Recycling and interviews prospective vendors. It will report its findings and a recommendation to the Selectmen. Waste Management was selected as our service provider for trash and recycle removal.


Membership of the continuation Committee includes the following:

Ron Morales, Chair
Dan Guilmette - Vice Chair
William (Bud) E. Staples - Recording Secretary
Rob Caron - Member
Amy MacDonald - Member

General Information:

E. Kingston Residents - Newton Transfer Station

Waste Management Flyer 2019-2020 (pdf)

Waste Management Information Sheets (pdf)

April 2019 Recycling News Bulletin (pdf)

Our contract with Waste Management allows the Town to receive recycle profits in order to contain costs. While saving costs, one of the committee’s objectives is to also develop a process for waste and recycling making it easier to manage for each individual residence in East Kingston.

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Recycle Often Recycle Right

Did you know that 45% of aluminum cans still end up in the garbage? I just made the promise to revisit recycling. Will you? #RORR


Single Stream (Zero Sort) Recycling:

This approach combines all common recycled materials in one tote.

Acceptable could items include:

  • Cardboard: Cereal Boxes, Pasta Boxes, Shoe Boxes, Juice Boxes

  • Paper: Newspapers, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Catalogs, Soft Cover Books, Telephone Books, Brown Bags, Magazines and Inserts.

  • Plastic: Containers #1 - #7 (Milk Jugs, Bleach, Detergent, Shampoo Bottles) and Rigids (Laundry Baskets, Buckets)

  • Glass: Bottles and Containers (any color)

  • Metal: Aluminum, Tin, Steel Containers (Pie Plates/Trays/Foil)

The unacceptable items have not changed:

  • Window Glass, Mirrors and Light Bulbs

  • Dishes, Pyrex, Ceramics

  • Foam Packaging, Styrofoam, Plastic Bags

  • Recyclables containing Food Waste, Paint or Oils

  • Hazardous Material or Universal Waste

Monthly Tonnage Reports

Notices January 2019

Meeting Minutes