Public Works Coronavirus Updates

As a part of the City’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DPW announces the following changes to operations at the Business Office at 125 Locust Street and Transfer Stations at 125 Locust Street and 170 Glendale Road:

  • All DPW permitting has been suspended until further notice. This includes trench permits unless there is an emergency.
  • All Glendale Road transfer station operations are suspended until further notice. This includes the collection of bulky waste, tires, large metal items, Freon-containing appliances, electronics, universal waste, and leaf/yard waste.
  • The transfer station at 125 Locust Street will be closed on Wednesdays. Revised hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7am-4pm.
  • All waste reduction events are cancelled until further notice.
  • The opening of the ReCenter Swap Shop is postponed until further notice.
  • All permit sales must be completed online.
  • Blue bags may be purchased only at various retail stores in Northampton (pdf) and can no longer be purchased at the transfer stations or at the office at 125 Locust Street.
  • Exact change cash payment or check will be the only form of payment accepted for disposal of fee-based items at Locust Street.  No change will be made and there will be cash/lock boxes where payments can be deposited.
  • Questions should be directed to the DPW at dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov.