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Marj Wexler is chair of the Egremont Green Committee; Pat Konecky, Juliette Haas and Corinna Barnard are members. They will be submitting periodic reports of their committee’s activities in the town of Egremont, Massachusetts.

Articles by Egremont Green Committee

Egremont Green News: Festive tips for skipping all that holiday trash

Thursday, 16 Nov 2017 - Check with your town, but most paper and tissue gift wrappings, as well as cards, are recyclable as long as they don’t contain foil, metallic inks or glitter. And all those cardboard shipping boxes could make a great first layer of sheet mulching next spring.

Egremont Green News: Police are taking back old meds

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 - Great Barrington police estimate that three to five people a day drop off old meds at their take-back receptacle, which is the size and shape of a mailbox and sits to the right of the window at the police desk.

Egremont Green News: Less trash cuts emissions while saving our town money

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 - For each type of dumpster, the town pays a hauling fee of between $150 and $250. Reducing the number of trips saves money so we try to cram as much as possible into each load. You can help by crushing that gallon plastic milk container under your foot and squishing out the air.

Egremont Green News: Will Our Waste Line Go Under 400?

Monday, 3 Jul 2017 - Not everyone enjoys separating trash, rinsing cans and bottles and loading their cars with plastic film bags for their next trip to town. We get that. And we don’t want to be finger-wagging scolds. We try to build team spirit.