Public Works Coronavirus Updates

As part of the City’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DPW announces the following changes to permitting operations and Transfer Station operations effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

  • 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 is open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7am-4pm. The station will be closed on Wednesdays.
  • All permit sales must be completed online.
  • Blue bags may be purchased only at various retail stores in Northampton (pdf) in Northampton 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.
  • Yard & leaf waste collection sites on Glendale Road, normally scheduled to open in April, will remain closed until further notice.
  • All waste reduction events are cancelled until further notice.
  • The opening of the ReCenter Swap Shop is postponed until further notice.
  • What You Flush Matters (pdf)
  • Questions should be directed to the DPW at