Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Five Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Installed

The town recently received five solar-powered trash compactors free of charge from the state Department of Energy Resources. Tewksbury was awarded the BigBelly Solar trash receptacles because of its designation by the state last year as a Green Community.
Because they compact trash, the receptacles can each hold significantly more than a standard trash barrel and do not need to be emptied as often. Two of the compactors have been installed at Livingston Recreation Area, and one each at the Town Common, Wynn Middle School, and the public library. The compactor at the Town Common is for regular trash only, while those at the other four locations are for both regular trash and recyclables.


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