Media Releases
April 2020
January 2020

2021 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Guides


Every Spring, the Springfield MRF Advisory Board partners with area newspapers to produce two “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” (RRR) guides in honor of Earth Day.

RRR South 2021:
The “RRR South” guide was inside the Springfield Republican on April 16, 2021, and it is online at:

RRR North 2021:
The “RRR North” guide was inside the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Athol Daily News on April 22, it was inside the Greenfield Recorder and Amherst Bulletin on April 23, 2021, and it’s online at:

Thank you to these local newspapers and advertisers for making these guides possible!

Have you heard our radio ads?
Continuing with our public outreach, the Springfield MRF Advisory Board is running 3 radio ads on local radio stations. The first one is about our unique local recycling facility; the second is about not putting plastic bags in your recycling bin; and the third is about the avoidance of “wishcycling;” the practice of putting non-acceptable items into recycling that we “wish” could be recycled. Putting non-acceptable items into recycling, such as plastic bags, can harm the equipment at our local recycling facility and cause safety hazards for the workers. Unwanted materials can lower the resale value of baled materials, or harm the end product. To learn more about what CAN be recycled, see “What’s Recyclable at the MRF” in the tab above.

First, listen to the introduction to the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility:

Second, “Don’t put plastic bags into your recycling”:

Third, “Please…No Wishcycling!”: