Staff at Boston’s Lenox Hotel compost food scraps to divert them from the waste stream.

One of the goals in the Massachusetts 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan is to reduce solid waste disposal 30 percent by 2020. ELM supports this goal and we advocate for measures that will decrease trash and increase reuse, recycling, and composting, thereby reducing environmental impact, improving public health, saving money for taxpayers, and creating jobs.

State Budget Advocacy

Each year we advocate for the state operating budget to restore funding for the Recycling and Solid Waste Management program within MassDEP. Learn more by checking out our Green Budget.

Legislative Priorities

ELM stands in strong opposition to the attempt to repeal the Bottle Bill. If the Bottle Bill is challenged, we will continue to defend it. It is an effective method for reducing litter and increasing recycling and should not be weakened or eliminated.