LSC Recycling Subcommittee

The Lowell Sustainability Council (LSC) Recycling Subcommittee was established in April 2019 to (1) assist the City of Lowell with curbside recycling issues by utilizing and expanding partnerships with multiple organizations and (2) inform citizens and gain their compliance with city ordinances and policies. The Subcommittee is comprised of staff from the city’s Solid Waste and Recycling Office, LSC members, and volunteers.

The current work of the Subcommittee is focused on reducing contamination of recycled materials that residents put into recycling carts that are picked up every two weeks by Waste Management, the city’s contractor for curbside trash and recycling pickup. Contamination of recycled materials costs the city hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly.

Meeting information is provided below. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The Subcommittee meeting agendas and meeting notes and other materials are posted here for public review.

Learn more on the Lowell Solid Waste and Recycling Office Homepage!


  • 1st Monday of each month
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Department of Public Works
    1365 Middlesex Street
    Lowell, MA 01851

Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell’s online Event Calendar.  

Agendas & Notes 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Notes are available after review by the Subcommittee.*

*Informal notes are available when quorum is not achieved.