Tyngsborough Sustainability Committee
The Board of Selectmen formally established a Sustainability Committee on June 10, 2019. The first members were appointed by the Board of Selectmen on June 24, 2019; at the same time, their formal charge was adopted.
The Sustainability Committee is tasked with (a) supporting efforts to reduce contamination in the current recycling program and reduce future costs through the consideration of new programs and public outreach, (b) working with town departments to support recycling initiatives at public events and buildings, (c) assisting the Conservation Commission with public engagement and awareness regarding storm water management, and (d) serving as a resource for both town residents and businesses in the areas of improving and implementing waste reduction and energy saving initiatives. The Sustainability Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room 1 at Town Hall.
Below you can find a list of all current members and their terms.
|Liz Antanavica, Chair||2022|
|Jess Langley, Vice Chair||2021|
|Diana Keohane, Clerk||2022|
To contact the Sustainability Committee via phone, please call Colin Loiselle in the Board of Selectmen’s Office at 978-743-5339.
Any member of the public wishing to attend any municipal meeting seeks special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Colin Loiselle at 978-743-5339 or email [email protected]. While every attempt will be made to provide reasonable accommodations, requests should be made with as much advance notice as possible. Please note some requests, specifically for communication access support, may require 2 week notice beyond the control of the Town.
Composting Bylaw Information: The Tyngsborough Sustainability Committee is currently spearheading an initiative to add a section to the Town’s Zoning Bylaws to allow for a composting facility in certain areas of Town. The Sustainability Committee has drafted an article for the 2020 Annual Town Meeting and will make a presentation of the zoning amendment during a public hearing of the Planning Board on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Please see additional resources below:
News & Updates
- The Sustainability Committee invites you to share your feedback! Take our short survey now by clicking here.
The Tyngsborough Sustainability Committee’s first ever String Light collection was a huge success. The program, which ended in January collected 315 pounds of broken and outdated lights which have been recycled and diverted from the trash stream.
- New Plastic Film Recycling special collection bins located at Town Hall and the Senior Center. Did you know? Plastic bags and films are the #1 top contaminant is our curbside recycling stream. You can also drop these off at the Hannaford Supermarket in Drum Hill (Drum Hill Shopping Center) and in Dracut (301 Pleasant Street) as well as the Whole Foods at 255 Amherst Street in Nashua, and the Shaw’s at 213 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua. Help us keep these flexible plastics from jamming equipment and endangering recycling employees at our sorting facilities. Check out the Recycling Poster and Recycling Video.
Tyngsborough Sustainability Committee Charge
Committee Established 6/10/2019 by vote of the Board of Selectmen
Formal Charge Adopted 6/24/ 2019 by vote of the Board of Selectmen
By an act of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Tyngsborough, this charge shall establish a Sustainability Committee as presented below.
The Sustainability Committee will be tasked with (a) supporting efforts to reduce contamination in the current recycling program and reduce future costs through the consideration of new programs and public outreach, (b) work with town departments to support recycling initiatives at public events and buildings, (c) assist the Conservation Commission with public engagement and awareness regarding storm water management, and (d) serve as a resource for both town residents and businesses in the areas of improving and implementing waste reduction and energy saving initiatives.
The Sustainability Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It shall consist of 5-7 members, all of whom must be residents. The Board of Selectmen may designate relevant staff to serve as non-voting “advisory” members.
III. Term of Membership
The original members shall be appointed to staggered terms with (2) being appointed to three year terms, (2) being appointed to two year terms, and (1) being appointed to a one year term. If the Board of Selectmen choses to add seven members, the sixth member shall be appointed to a one year term, and the seventh member shall be appointed to a two year term.
Following the original appointment, members shall serve three year terms. In the event of a vacancy, the Board of Selectmen may appoint a replacement to complete the original term of the member who left the position vacant.
The Committee shall elect annually a Chairman to preside over the meetings and act as the organizer of the meetings, a Vice Chairman to serve as Chair in the absence of the Chair, and a clerk who shall be responsible for posting meetings, and recording minutes in accordance with open meeting laws.