Recycling on the Cape and Islands

May 22, 2019

Disruptions to international recycling markets have been widely reported. This led to conversations in the WCAI newsroom about how much of the waste we generate here on the Cape and Islands is being recycled. Our series The Big Blue Bin examines four major household recycling streams: cans, glass, paper, and plastic, to discover how much of what we toss into the big blue bin is really being recycled, and at what cost.  We dig more deeply into regional recycling with WCAI reporters and editors, and Kari Parcell, Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator at Barnstable County. 

Guests on the program are as follows 

WCAI staff: Steve Junker, Haley Fager, Kathryn Eident, Sam Houghton, Sarah Mizes Tan

And Kari Parcell, Regional Waste Reduction Coordinator at Barnstable County

Here are some links to informative websites: How to Get the MassDEP Recycling Kit

Recycle Smart 

and a program to recycle shrink wrap for boats