SPRING ELECTRONICS WASTE COLLECTION DAY
Saturday April 24th will be a Spring Electronics Waste Collection Day for the Plymouth area. It has been quite some time since we have had an Ewaste collection day so we expect this to be quite popular. Unlike the traditional Hazardous Waste Day there will be specific fees associated with the disposal of electronic items but the prices are quite low. Both events help to ensure that items are disposed of properly and not in the woods or along roadways littering the community. More details here at the South Coast Recycling Cooperative: https://ssrcoop.info/event/electronics-recycling-collection/?instance_id=106
If anyone is interested in volunteering for the EWaste collection event – including the whole event, a few hours, one hour, whatever time you can offer – please reach out to Kerin McCall, Town of Plymouth Waste/Recycling: (508) 747-1620 ext. 201
Town of Plymouth Climate, Energy & Environmental Task Force
This initiative invites feedback, transparency and collaboration across Plymouth town departments and committees with citizen groups and individuals on all items relating to climate, energy and the environment. The task force itself does not currently have ‘members’ or meetings but is rather a process to organize and inventory past and current projects to allow streamlined communication between the Town and public. The Plymouth CEE public document will be continuously updated as new information is submitted by both the Town and public.
Phases & Approach
Phase I – Inventory Plymouth Town Items
Timeline: March 1, 2021 through April 13, 2021
A request was made to all town departments to submit their initiatives and projects that are completed, in progress, or planned. These items were added to the Plymouth CEE Task Force public document: Climate, Energy & Environmental Task Force Spreadsheet.
Phase II – Public Groups & Individuals Submit Their Priority Items
Timeline: April 14, 2021 through May 7, 2021
In this phase, groups and individuals can review the public CEE Task Force document and view the current, past and future CEE related projects. If there is an item that is not listed, additional items can be submitted through this form: Plymouth CEE Task Force – Public Submission Form.
All the submitted items will then be compiled and added to the public CEE document.
Phase III – Prioritizing Item Review Through Public Feedback
Timeline: May 10, 2021 through May 28, 2021
Once all public submissions have been received, a public polling will prioritize the top items to be reviewed by the town and set as an agenda item for the Select Board.
For each item, the Town will then review and provide feedback on:
- The current priority of the item (if and when it is planned to become an active project).
- Any obstacles, including funding and/or staff resources, that are preventing the item from moving forward.
- What the next steps would be to make the item an active project (grant application, Town Meeting article, re-prioritizing other initiatives, etc.)
During this agenda item at the Select Board meeting, any group or individual can speak to the items on the docket for that evening.
Phase IV – Select Board Response to Each Item
Timeline: After the Phase III Select Board Meeting
For each priority item that was on the agenda in Phase III, the Select Board will review the status of each
Read more on the Town’s website here.
Plymouth Hometown Cleanup May 8th
Thank you to the Network of Open Space Friends for sharing the town-wide cleanup flyer with us!