Recycle

The purchase of a Transfer Station sticker allows  residents to  bring  their own material for recycling and  grants access  to other free   recycling programs, such as automotive and  vegetable  oil, bulky rigid   plastic, and scrap metal recycling.  Free  food scrap  composting is  also  available.  All residential waste haulers  provide  curbside  recycling in  their service package, and several offer   curbside food  and paper waste  composting.

Residents can now purchase transfer stickers online as well as in person at 125 Locust Street.

Recycling reclaims materials in products and reduces the amount of  raw  resources we extract from the Earth.  Most forms of recycling also  save  energy and natural resources (e.g. water) by more efficiently  providing  manufacturing needs without costly processes like mining.

Household  recycling of paper, cardboard and non-toxic household  containers  (bottles, tubs, jars, cans, cartons and jugs) is required in   Northampton.  Which household items are recyclable (Springfield Materials Recycling Facility)

Reuse and Recycling Directories Ahoy

There are a number of local and state directories to help you reuse or recycling durable items too good to trash.  Who Takes What is a directory providing options within the greater Northampton area, and the locally produced 2017-2018 Reduce Reuse Recycle guide offers a detailed "What do I do with" listing (see page 10).  The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection offers Donation & Reuse options and a Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory (both of which tend to be Eastern Mass oriented).

HOURS AND FEES FOR TRANSFER STATIONS

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Important Update: Changes to Bulky Rigid Plastic Recycling Program

Bulky Rigid Plastic Disposal fees                                                     

Bulky Items Disposal fees

New Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Guide

The  Reduce Reuse Recycle Guide is a handy year-round resource for anyone   interested in reducing their waste footprint through efficient reuse,   composting, and recycling. View an online version of the 2017-2018 Guide.   Interested in last year's guide, which featured information about  reuse?  Hard copies of both guides may be available at the Department of  Public Works.

Don't Toss Textiles!

Massachusetts  residents discard over 200 thousand tons of textiles  (clothing &  accessories, bedding, etc.) annually, but most of that  can be reused or  recycled.  Clean, dry and odorless textiles--even if worn or torn--are now welcomed at select clothing donation sites.  To learn about local sites that welcome all textile donations, Email us after reviewing the Fact Sheet and List of Acceptable Items.  For additional details, visit the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Textile Recovery webpage.

Free Recycling Assistance for Small Businesses

Recycling  Works in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program that  helps  businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and  composting  opportunities.

Use their "Find a Recycler" database to  locate processors and haulers or  contact their hotline to speak to  in-house experts. Call (888) 254-5525  or email for more information