Clear and Approved Semi-Transparent Bag Initiative


ANNOUNCEMENT Clear and Approved Semi-Transparent Bag Initiative

The New Boston Select Board, in concert with the Solid Waste Committee, approved a clear bag initiative at the New Boston Transfer Station for household trash, to begin March 1st with a three-month conversion period during which household trash in non-clear bags will be subject to spot checks.

Clear plastic bags in numerous sizes will be available for purchase at the Transfer Station at reasonable prices.

Beginning June 1st, non-clear bags will no longer be accepted into the municipal trash.  Semi-transparent bags are allowed and residents can purchase their own. So far, the Committee has approved “Glad Force Flex” white only, “Hefty Strong” white only, "Amazon Basics" white only and Sam’s club “Members Mark Power Flex” white only and is looking into more.  Must Be SEMI-TRANSPARENT” or “CLEAR.”

The purpose of this change is to promote better recycling to protect the environment and vendors who take New Boston's household waste from the facility.

Approved:  12/5/22

Posted:  1/11/23