The MBTA has developed a program to recycle everything from paper, plastic, metal, and obsolete equipment. Recycling not only helps the environment, but with certain materials such as scrap metal and waste oil the MBTA is able generate revenue or avoid waste disposal costs. We have set a goal of “ZERO” land fill impact wherever possible, leaving less trash for future generations to deal with.
The MBTA recycled a total of 1,319,578 lbs in 2011. Of which 848,000 lbs was newsprint recycled by customers at stations.
As an additional community service, the MBTA will be holding Recycling Day Events at a number of their facilities throughout the year.