Closing of the Northampton Landfill
The Northampton Sanitary Landfill will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 17th, 2013 and will not reopen. The landfill opened for business in 1969 and became a regional facility in 1990. Bids for the final capping of the landfill will be opened on May 31, 2013 with the capping construction occurring this summer and early fall.
The Glendale Road Transfer Station will continue to be open on Saturdays from 7 am to 4pm for residential permit holders to dispose of bulky waste, mattresses and tires and to drop off large metal items, appliances, bulky rigid plastics, electronics, universal waste and propane tanks for recycling. Leaf and yard waste drop off will continue to occur the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month form April 1st through November 30th and two weekends in January form 7 am to 4 pm through Gate 2.
Please call the DPW at 587-1570 x 4306 if you have any questions.
Here are the highlights of changes in the City’s waste management programs that will take effect on April 15, 2013:
• The Locust Street transfer station will continue to be open Monday through Saturday from 7am-4pm; the Glendale Road transfer station will be open Saturdays only from 7am-4pm.
• The vehicle permit fee ($25 for the 1st vehicle, $5 for a 2nd vehicle) and the needs-based discount program will stay the same.
• The cost of blue trash bags will go up 50 percent (large bags will be $3, medium bags $1.50 & small bags 75 cents). The blues bags will still be available through 12 local retailers and at the DPW office.
• 125 Locust Street will become the only place to deliver household trash (in blue bags) & recyclables (e.g., paper, cardboard, bottles & cans). The DPW transfer station will continue to accept compostable food waste/non-recyclable paper , small scrap metal items, used oil, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, vehicle batteries, used books, and textiles/shoes/accessories.
• 170 Glendale Road will be open Saturdays only for “difficult-to-manage wastes”, and some user fees will increase. Examples of bulky wastes include furniture, tires, propane tanks, TV’s/computers/electronics & large scrap metal items (e.g., refrigerators).
• A residential yard & leaf waste drop-off program will be available at the Glendale Road composting site 18 Saturdays per year*. This program will be free for residents with a vehicle permit, as well as the food waste collection program at the Locust Street transfer station. Currently, residents pay $15 a year to participate in the food waste collection program.
* In addition, two Christmas tree collections will be held in January at the Smith Vocational High School.
For a handy guide to policies, fees, and materials accepted at the City's two transfer stations effective April 15, click here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Deb Laizer at 587-1570 ext. 4306 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Laurila, P.E., City Engineer
Karen Bouquillon, Solid Waste Management Supervisor
Both our sites recycle a wide variety of materials. For an overview of recycling, waste disposal and composting programs, policies and fees which will become effective on April 15th, 2013 please click here.
Current information for the Northampton Regional Landfill
170 Glendale Rd, off Route 66
Hours: Mon - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sat: Landfill closed, residential dropoff: 7:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
Closed Sundays and major holidays
SMART (Save Money And Reduce Trash) Bag System
To report Landfill emergencies, including odor complaints, please call Northampton Dispatch at (413) 587-1100.