For the 4th straight year, Wellesley has been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in recognition of its recycling and waste reduction efforts. Wellesley snagged $11,700 out of about $3 million awarded by the state to 262 communities under its Sustainable Materials Recovery Program.
The state has a major crush on Wellesley’s revenue-generating Recycling & Disposal Facility and other sustainability efforts, having recognized it for other awards in the past.
Wellesley RDF’s Jamie Manzolini says the award can be used for a broad range of things and the RDF is developing a list of possibilities. Enhancing the Food Waste Drop-off program and developing new programs are among priorities.