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A grassroots group of people from Bolton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to build a strong, self-reliant community 
made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships,
and offers a hopeful vision for the future.
Membership in Bolton Local is free and open to all residents of Bolton.
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STYROFOAM & ATHLETIC SHOE RECYCLING EVENT

Please join us on Saturday, October 4th from 10AM—2PM
Town of Bolton DPW Garage at 12 Forbush Mill Road - Bolton

WHAT TO BRING: 
  1. Athletic Shoes, any condition (worn out sneakers will be made into playing fields, good ones will be donated to be reused.)
  2. Styrofoam: Any Foam that has the recycling symbol 6 in the triangle with PS underneath it, including cups, trays, take-out containers, packing blocks, & packing peanuts  For a complete list of what can be recycled.  Check out the ReFoamIt web-site.
  3. Bubble wrap

WHAT NOT TO BRING: Foam Sheets - Insulation - Soft Foam Pipe Insulation 

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT - EVERYONE WELCOME!

For more information contact the Bolton DPW at 978 779-6402 / dpw@townofbolton.com



The next Repair Cafe is Saturday, October 18, 2014. from 9-1.
 Click here for more information.


Energy Savings for the home...
 
Bolton Local was happy to partner with Next Step Living this year to bring you three informational programs on saving energy in your home.  It is not too late to save on summer cooling, or to plan for next year.  Take the first step with a free energy assessment by contacting Next Step Living or MassSave. Special savings and zero-interest loans are available on some items.  DO IT NOW!



Bolton Local supports a ‘Yes’ vote on QUESTION # 2 on the November 2014 ballot because:


1. It will reduce the amount of trash along our roadways and in our parks and waterways. Plastic water bottles, energy drinks and flavored teas are not covered by the current bill, which was passed in 1983. At present, 80 percent of deposit bottles are recycled, while only 23 percent of nondeposit bottles are recycled.


2. It will help keep the plastic containers out of our landfills and transfer stations and send them back to the companies who make them, to be reused. More than 3.3 billion beverages are consumed in Massachusetts annually. The majority of these are consumed away from home, and therefore are not included in curbside recycling. It is estimated that the bill will save our cities and towns $6.7 million a year in trash pick-up and disposal.


3. The expanded bill is an incentive to protect our environment. Plastic is not biodegradable, and if put in landfills, will be around forever. Further, it takes up a significant amount of space in landfills, causing more landfills to be required. Plastic does degrade, however, and animals and birds have been known to mistake small bits for food, which can eventually kill them. Plastics that are not put in landfills, but incinerated instead, release dangerous toxins into the air that are a risk to all life.


4. The processing of recycled material creates between 8 and 12 times more jobs than trashing it.


5. Seventy-five percent of Massachusetts voters are in favor of the Expanded Bottle Bill, according to the Massachusetts Sierra Club. However, $5 million is being spent by outside opponents, primarily the American Beverage Association, to defeat the bill.


6. Expansion of the Bottle Bill is not a tax, since deposits are 100 percent refundable. People who do not redeem their containers make a voluntary choice not to do so, and therefore unclaimed deposits cannot be considered a tax.


 Bolton Local Opposes Pipeline


(August 28, 2014) Bolton Local joins with the Stop the Pipeline/Bolton Group in opposing the expansion of the existing Tennessee Gas pipeline by Kinder Morgan. We oppose the disruption of some of the most pristine rural farm and conservation land in Massachusetts for the installation of a pipeline for which the need is questionable and the ultimate use uncertain, and which poses dangers in the communities through which it is proposed to run. The pipeline may cost taxpayers money, in tariffs that could be passed on to Massachusetts consumers, and in property taxes that affected homeowners must continue to pay, despite the ruination of their property by the pipeline.

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