The Department of Public Works operates two transfer stations to collect trash and recyclable material from Northampton residents. Purchase of a $45.00 annual transfer station permit allows residents the low-cost option of transporting their own household waste and recycling weekly to the Locust Street Transfer Station. Permits grant access to additional services (pdf) at both transfer stations for a 12-month period (July 1 through June 30). Disposal fees and operating hours (pdf). Transfer station permits may be purchased online via UniBank. Special payment arrangements may be made by calling 413-587-1570. Means-based discounts (pdf) and caregiver access passes (pdf) are available.
The do-it-yourself household trash disposal option offered at the Locust Street Transfer Station requires that residents place their household trash inside pre-paid, blue SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) bags. The bags are available in three sizes (pdf), and may be purchased at participating SMART trash bag retailers (pdf). Hazardous household waste and yard waste should not be placed inside blue SMART bags.
Household-generated food scraps and food-soiled paper waste (pdf) are collected at The Locust Street Transfer Station at no charge for permit holders. The material is processed locally and becomes a nutrient-rich soil amendment. For residents who wish to compost fruit and vegetable scraps in their backyard, we make two varieties of compost bins available at wholesale cost. Learn more about Compost.
- All vehicles transporting large loads of material to these locations are subject to the City’s Truck Load Covering Ordinance (pdf)
- Transfer stations are closed on all holidays observed by the City of Northampton
- In the event of inclement weather, both transfer stations will follow the City of Northampton closure schedule
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-587-1570 with questions.