In April 2011, Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force presented recommendations to the Board of Public Works (BPW) in anticipation of the regional landfill closure in mid-2012. Promoting reuse was at the top of their list as a means to reduce waste. The Task Force urged the BPW to "explore a sustainable plan to establish and operate a reuse center and/or resource recovery park...and appoint a task force to create volunteer-run reuse programs until a more permanent center/park can be identified and established."
The BPW is now seeking applicants for a "ReUse Committee", an ad hoc task force which will evaluate opportunities for the establishment of a permanent reuse facility, as well as sponsor periodic events, develop partnerships with existing reuse organizations and engage in other reuse initiatives. The application form is available at the DPW office or by clicking the title of this post. Submissions will be accepted until September 15th. For more information, contact Karen at email@example.com or (413) 587-1059