The town of Wellesley is celebrating 50 years of a local recycling program that officials say has grown into a “daily habit” for residents and a source of revenue for the community. Wellesley officials are planning activities to involve residents and businesses as part of the anniversary, according to a statement posted to the town website.

Beginning this month and continuing through the year, the town is hosting the “Recyclable of the Month” at its Recycling and Disposal Facility, the statement said. The new program will feature information about why materials should be recycled.

“Recycling has become a foundation for the Wellesley community and I am humbled to be part of it,” said Jamie Manzolini, the facility’s superintendent. “The RDF team is continually exploring the newest technologies to ensure that Wellesley can continue to process recyclable material in the most beneficial way possible, both environmentally and financially.”

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Author: John Hilliard, The Boston Globe
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