Solid Waste Division

Solid Waste Operations have been modified due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The following information is effective immediately.  Please read it carefully as many procedures have changed. {last updated August 24, 2020}

Solid Waste Operations

Public Works office at 125 Locust Street will remain closed to the public until further notice.  All questions regarding solid waste operations should be directed to dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1570 x4306.

Transfer Stations

Transfer station days & hours of operation, access, accepted materials and associated fees have been modified. Please see below for details. All questions regarding solid waste operations should be directed to dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1570 x4306.

Locust Street Transfer Station

125 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Days & Hours of Operation

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:00 am - 3:45 pm
  • Closed on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

Access

Material Accepted

  • Household trash in prepaid blue SMART bags, container and paper recycling, food scrap composting material, used automotive & vegetable oils, small pieces of scrap metal, antifreeze, rechargeable & vehicle batteries, and textiles & clothing
  • Important Recycling Changes Effective July 1, 2020: Contractual changes with the regional processing facility stipulate the following changes. We appreciate your cooperation and compliance.
  • Crystal-clear egg cartons (paper removed) and crystal-clear drink cups (lids and straws removed) are now acceptable in the transfer station’s container recycling mix.  Colored, opaque (cloudy), and Styrofoam cups and egg cartons belong in the trash.  
  • Aerosol cans and shredded paper are no longer allowed in the transfer station’s recyclable material.  Please place them in the trash.

Fees

  • Disposal fee payments (pdf) must be made by check or exact cash. Special boxes have been installed for contact-free payment. Attendants are not able to make change.
  • Transfer station permits may be purchased online through UniBank or by calling 413-587-1570 x4306 for special arrangements
  • Blue SMART bags may only be purchased at select retail stores in Northampton (pdf). They are not available for purchase at the transfer station or at the Public Works office until further notice.

Glendale Road Transfer Station, Gate #1 - Bulky Waste

170 Glendale Road, Florence, MA 01062

Days & Hours of Operation

  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month beginning June 20, 7:00 am - 11:45 am
  • 1st Monday of October and December (October 5 and December 7), 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Appointments are no longer required at this time but please expect delays so that adequate social distancing can be accommodated.

Access

Material Accepted

  • Bulky waste, mattresses, tires, large metal items, appliances, bulky rigid plastics, electronics, propane tanks, mercury waste (light bulbs, thermostats, etc.), and leaves & grass clippings (no brush)

Fees

  • Disposal fee payments (pdf) must be made by check or exact cash.  Contact-free payment transactions will occur via a special drop box at the Attendants’ shed.  Attendants are not able to make change.
  • Transfer station permits may be purchased online through UniBank or by calling 413-587-1570 x4306 for special arrangements.

Glendale Road Transfer Station, Gate #2 - Yard Waste

170 Glendale Road, Florence, MA 01062

Days & Hours of Operation

  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, June 13 to November 30, 7:00 am - 3:45 pm
  • Appointments are no longer required at this time but please expect delays so that adequate social distancing can be accommodated.

Access

Material Accepted

Fees

  • Transfer station permits may be purchased online through UniBank or by calling 413-587-1570 x4306 for special arrangements.