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Welcome To Western Mass Green Consortium

Green Night – October 12, 2016

Construction and Demolition Sustainable Waste Practices

You are invited to join the Western Mass Green Consortium at the upcoming Green Night from 5PM – 8PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton!Construction and Demolition Sustainable Waste Practices.

From 5:00-5:30 grab a drink or order food and chat with others. At 5:30 it’s time to share news, events and make your announcements. The featured presentation begins at 6:00 with Q & A following. At 7:00 we move into the bar where energy is high and we continue with conversations, networking and more food and drink.

Join RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, EcoBuilding Bargains, and the Western Mass Green Consortium for a conversation about increasing reuse and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) materials. RecyclingWorks is developing guidance on how to divert C&D materials from landfills. We would like to hear from building professionals and others involved in the construction industry about your experience with reuse and recycling of these materials. In addition, representatives from EcoBuilding Bargains will present on how homeowners and contractors can incorporate reuse into remodel and construction projects.

Topics for discussion include:
–  Reuse: Connecting with salvage outlets, like EcoBuilding Bargains, to reuse materials
–  Source Separation: What materials make sense to separate on-site and at what scale of project
–  C&D Processing: Best practices for capturing high-value materials at comingled facilities

Please attend to learn about and share your experience with these or other issues related to diverting construction and demolition materials from disposal.

About Recycling Works: RecyclingWorks in MA is a free recycling assistance program, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and administered by the Center for EcoTechnology, that helps businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities. RecyclingWorks resources include a searchable database of haulers and processors of recyclable materials, information on recycling different materials, and free technical assistance to help businesses improve their waste diversion programs.

For more information or to add yourself to their event invite list, call the RecyclingWorks hotline at (888) 254-5525 or email

Mark your calendar and save the dates for the upcoming Green Nights!

November 9th
December 14th
January 11th
February 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th

Join us at the Platform Sports Bar at Union Station the 2nd Wednesday of every month for Green Night


The Platform Sports Bar is located in the historic Union Station in Northampton, MA at 125A Pleasant Street. The bar offers a full menu and an extensive list of drinks. Parking adjacent to the bar is free.