Optimum Real Estate, Inc.

293 Bedford Street,
Route 18
Whitman, MA 02382

Phone (781) 447-0700

Fax (781) 447- 9930


Abington, MA 02351

Area Links
Abington Official Site

Small town located in Plymouth County. This town was first settled in 1668 and officially incorporated in 1712. A memorial arch to Civil War veterans in 1912.  {Publication B: Hobart, History of Town of Abington (Boston,1866)}

Abington Is known for Island Grove, where all the town meets during summer days for swimming lessons and cooling off. 

Abington was also known for the being part of the shoe industry.


Rid your house of hazards

South Shore Recycling Cooperative member towns will host four household hazardous waste collections this fall. Residents may attend their own town's event at no charge*. 

     Residents of member towns hosting collections, and of Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Kingston, and Scituate may attend another event at their own town?s expense.  To do so, request and bring a signed Authorization Form from your town's DPW to the collection.  Some towns may limit subsidized quantities to 15 gal. or 30 lb.

     Visitors from any town without permission may also attend, with a check payable to PSC Environmental for $43/15 gal or 30 lbs of waste. Commercial generators may call ahead to 1-781-879-4435 to arrange disposal and payment.

 Collections are scheduled from 9 am- 1 pm:

9/18   Abington and Whitman, Whitman DPW, 100 Essex St.

10/16   Plymouth DPW, 169 Camelot Dr. *

10/23  Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St.; Unwanted medications also accepted.

10/30  Hanover, Norwell and Rockland, Hanover Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St.

* Plymouth residents with >30 gal. or 60 lb.  copay by check $20 for each additional 15 gal or 30 lb.

Bring: oil based paint and stains, solvents, gasoline, automotive fluids, pesticides, photography and pool chemicals, acids, bases, and poisons in secure, labeled containers.  

Do not bring: industrial, pathological and medical waste, radioactive materials, pressurized gas cylinders and explosives. 

Propane tanks, motor oil, antifreeze, auto & rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent lamps are collected regularly by many towns.  Residents should use those services if available.  Go to ssrcoop.info

Latex paint and driveway sealer are messy, but not hazardous.  Dry with absorbent material and dispose with trash (keep lid off).

Residents who turn in a toxic mercury thermometer, thermostat or other mercury item may swap it for a digital thermometer. Swaps sponsored by Covanta at SEMASS.

PSC Environmental will conduct the collections.  For more information and directions, call the South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 781-329-8318, or go to ssrcoop.info.


-Claire Sullivan, Executive Director

South Shore Recycling Cooperative  

781.329.8318; f 781.329.2097; ssrecyclingcoop@verizon.net

Chairman, Mass Recycles Paper 


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