Bourne Celebrates Earth Day, 25th Anniversary Of Recycling

The Bourne Department of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) will host an open house on Saturday, April 19, to celebrate Earth Day. The event will be held from 9 AM to 1 PM at the residential recycling center at 201 MacArthur Boulevard.


The open house will include tours of the ISWM facility, information on recycling topics and giveaways for children. The recycling committee will also be on hand to answer questions at Dorothy’s Swap Shop. 

The Selectmen’s Energy Advisory Committee, Cape and Islands Self Reliance, and the Cape Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative will also be on hand with information.

Bourne will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the inception of its recycling and composting programs. To mark the occasion, ISWM has commissioned staff from the AmeriCorps house in Bourne to paint a special mural on the side of the construction and demolition waste transfer station that is now in progress. 

“This will a fun day for all and will provide an opportunity for folks to learn about some of the latest developments at ISWM,” said Daniel T. Barrett, ISWM general manager.

More Briefs

Additionally, ISWM will host the premiere of a special video about Bourne’s efforts in integrated solid waste management over the decades. The film will be shown on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 PM at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library conference room. The evening will include a screening of “Trashed,” a documentary hosted by Jeremy Irons that shows the effects of waste on our planet and what can be done about it.


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