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Town of Westwood Launches Recycle Coach

Town of Westwood staff visited the recycling processing plant for an audit recently.  Many items that are not allowed in recycling were present during the audit.  Contamination is a HUGE problem and it will cost the Town of Westwood more if we do not clean up our recycling stream.  Plastic bags are the main contaminant causing major issues at the plant.  For residents looking to reduce their household waste and become better recyclers and help Westwood reduce the cost of recycling, look no further than the Recycle Coach platform—now available in Westwood. 

“The Town of Westwoodis excited to join the Recycle Coach network, which will transform how we communicate local collection, waste, and recycling information to our residents. Beyond that, the platform includes engagement and educational tools to help people manage and correctly dispose of their waste,” said Brendan Ryan, Assistant Director/Operations Manager at the Westwood DPW.

Residents can access Recycle Coach from their desktop computers, mobile devices, or through digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The platform makes it easy for people to get local disposal information for thousands of household items when they need it. And the best part: it’s absolutely free.

With Recycle Coach, residents can:

  • Stay organized with custom curbside collection and events calendars
  • Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions
  • Become recycling experts with a comprehensive "What Goes Where?" search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items
  • Take the “What Type of Recycler Are You?” quiz for useful recycling tips and tricks
  • Use the problem-reporting tool, equipped with geolocation, to notify municipal customer services about issues like missed collections

Ultimately, the service takes the guesswork out of recycling, empowering residents to make smarter disposal decisions and take an active approach to reducing household waste. For Westwood,the hope is thatthis will translate into higher recycling rates and less contamination in our recycling stream.

Become a better recycler today by downloading the Recycle Coach app for free at the iTunes Store and Google Play.

About Recycle Coach

Recycle Coach is a technology company with deep roots in public and private waste management services. The company develops a comprehensive digital solution that optimizes collection, waste, and recycling programs. It connects residents with local disposal information on desktop, mobile, or through digital assistants.

Serving over 3,000 communities across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Recycle Coach strives to make the world a greener place by making 

Go to www.westwoodrecycling.org for more information. Any questions or concerns you may contact the Department of Public Works:

781-326-8661