What is Zero Waste
What is Zero Waste
Textile recycling
Textile recycling
What is Zero Waste
Textile recycling
Can I recycle this?
Can I Recycle This?

We know recycling can be confusing. Use the Recyclopedia to answer the most common questions.

Plastics reduction efforts
Learn more about our plastics reduction efforts.

Current initiatives include implementation of the single-use water bottle ban, Arlington on Tap, and our Reduce Single-Use! campaign.

Textile Reuse & Recycling
Textile Recycling: What to know

In Massachusetts, all textiles must be recycled and cannot be put in the trash.

Arlington on Tap Update
Arlington on Tap Update

Arlington expands network of public water refill stations.

What is Zero Waste
What is Zero Waste?

A lifestyle change to minimize our impact on the planet by reducing what we consume, reusing as much as we can, recycling more efficiently and composting our organic waste.

The Latest Blog
‘The Latest’ Blog

Check out our blog where we share Zero Waste related news and opinions.

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Arlington Student Efforts

Read our recent blogs about Arlington’s students and the inspiring work they are doing in their schools and in our community.

Arlington On TAP

Through a partnership with the Town, we are working to develop and promote a network of public water refill stations.

Solidify your Reuse, Recycling & CompostingHabits

Arlington has a wealth of resources for diverting waste from the landfill. Whether properly disposing of hard to recycle items (textiles, harzardous waste, scrap metal, electronics, books), donating used goods or diverting your organic waste, click the links below for more information.

What Is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a lifestyle change that minimizes the human burden on our planet. While it is a personal and household choice that one might associate with recycling, for example, Zero Waste behavior demands a much more comprehensive outlook. Whereas recycling primarily focuses on post-consumption behavior, Zero Waste is about conscious pre-consumption choices.


Say no to what you don’t need.


Avoid single-use and unnecessary items.


Switch to reusable and permanent alternatives.


Compost organic household waste.


Recycling is the last resort.

Can I Recycle this?

Do you have questions about what is recyclable? You’re not alone.
Curbside recycling can be confusing. Check out the SEARCH box below.