Thursday, May 2, 2013
People can drop off their recyclables at the American Legion on May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
On Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, Medfield Green will be hosting its annual Medfield GREEN DAY at the American Legion (110 Peter Kristof Way, Medfield) where more than a dozen local non-profit organizations will be on-site to accept donations. Medfield GREEN DAY is a drive-thru donating and recycling event held annually to provide residents with a quick and easy way to pass along items that they no longer need. "This is a wonderful opportunity to donate," said Lucille Fisher who is helping to organize the event. "You get to spring clean and you get rid of the stuff you don't want any more but then it's going to be recycled for good use." Among the many organizations will be: Bikes Not Bombs: Collecting bicycles for a non-profit …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Medfield.
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, touch your heater. If it is warm to the touch, it needs additional insulation. You will lower your water heating costs with this single step. Get …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
State fire marshal says trees have been involved in fires.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan today urged community members to dispose of their Christmas trees properly. Christmas trees kept too long after the holiday have been involved in fires, including one at a Lunenberg condominium last Jan. 9, Coan said in a press release. In Medfield, Boy Scout Troop 89 will pick up your Christmas tree (and wreaths, etc) on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. For more information, contact MedfieldTroop89@hotmail.com Also, residents can leave their Christmas trees at the Medfield Transfer Station. MassDEP says that Bay Staters buy one million cut Christmas trees each year. "Simply throwing them away would not only be a waste of reusable resources, but a disposal problem. If all the cut trees sold in Massachusetts this holiday …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Medfield Green is offering residents a chance to do some spring-cleaning and be green by recycling unwanted and used materials. This year’s Medfield Green Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall.
Medfield’s biggest recycling day of the year is just five days away and Medfield Patch is helping you prepare for the annual event by highlighting different items you can donate. Today, we are focusing on books and decorative items that can be donated at this year's Medfield Green Day, sponsored by The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO). Books: Books, audio books, CDs, DVDs and videotapes will be accepted during Saturday’s donation. Items that CANNOT be donated are: magazines, encyclopedias and textbooks. Decorative items: Mirrors, framed artwork, home décor, stools, lamps and other small pieces of furniture will be accepted at Saturday’s donation. Here’s a closer look at the other items that can be donated at the 2012 …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Editor's note: The following was submitted by Lisa Predella Medfield Girl Scouts publicity coordinator.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, March 9, 2012
“Don’t trash our future.” This concept implored five Medfield Girl Scouts to act enroute to earning their Silver Award this year by raising money to buy recycle bins and signs as well as educating Medfield youth about the importance of recycling at several of the town’s public parks and playing fields. The Silver Award is the highest honor a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve. The girls, Julia Adrian, Renee Clark, Hannah Frawley, Emily Piersiak and Olivia Tom, all from Troop 74900, began their Silver Award journey back in October 2010, after discovering that there were no recycle bins at Hinkley Pond & Park, McCarthy Park, Metacomet Park or the Pfaff Center. Knowing that more than 60 million plastic water bottles end up in landfills every day…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Over 100 Medfield residents assisted the Electronix Redux team of Norfolk in recycling almost four tons of electronic waste at the Aug. 6 e-waste event at the town's Transfer Station.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The launch of the new e-waste recycling program at the Town of Medfield Transfer Station on Aug. 6th was an overwhelming success. Medfield is a little “greener” this month thanks to the cooperation of Medfield residents, the Medfield Transfer Station and Electronix Redux Corp. of Norfolk. Over 100 town residents assisted the Electronix Redux team in recycling almost 4 tons of electronic waste without a hitch. Residents flowed efficiently through the e-waste drop-off station as they handed off old televisions, computers, cell phones, and other expired electronics throughout the day, filling the company’s 18-foot box truck to its limit. Electronic waste or “e-waste” as it is sometimes called, can contain harmful heavy metals such as …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Medfield Green Committee's "Green Day" on April 30 a huge recycling success.
A single photograph often tells a story. Here's our look through the Viewfinder at Medfield's Green Day, held April 30 at the American Legion and organized by the Medfield Green Committee. Green Committee chairman, Steve Catanese, defined the event at as "remarkably successful." "People got a lot of things cleaned up and the organizations collecting were really happy," Catanese said. "There was a lot of neat stuff going on. At the end of the swap at noon we were overwhelmed." There were a variety of vendors stationed around the parking lot of the American Legion and a sports swap going inside the Legion Hall. The Department of Public Works was also selling new transfer station stickers at the event and Catanese said that was an …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Medfield held special collection days at the Town Garage earlier this month so residents could dispose of CRTs, used motor oil, computers and TVs responsibly.
Earlier this month, Medfield hosted a special collection day to collect unwanted CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) and used motor oil; and another day to collect hazardous chemicals, pesticides, motor oil and oil-based paint. “We probably collected 25,000 CRTs and computers,” said Kenneth Feeney, Medfield’s Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, noting the program has been in existence nearly 10 years. Residents are charged $5 per CRT for disposal. Feeney said they also collected some unwanted flat screen televisions even though they did not contain CRTs. “It’s worth it to us to get them out of the waste stream,” said Feeney, noting the lead tubes are what makes them “waste ban” items. According to www.wisegeek.com, Cathode Ray Tubes …
Monday, January 3, 2011
MassDEP reminds residents to be safe and environmentally conscious post-holidays.
As Medfield residents clean up those last remnants of the holidays, the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection and Medfield Department of Public Works want to remind folks to dispose of and recycle Christmas trees properly. The Department of Public Works asks that Christmas trees be brought to the transfer station so they can properly dispose of them. "We take [the trees] at the transfer station, [residents] have to bring them to us," said Kenneth Feeney, Superintendent of Medfield Public Works. "We do recycle them. We chip them up and put them into the compost and reuse them so there's a little bit of recycling going on there." Trees can also be picked up by local boy scouts, according to Feeney, and brought to the transfer station…