The Department of Public Works (DPW) operates two transfer stations to collect waste and recyclable material from Northampton residents. Purchase of an 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 also grant access to all services at both transfer stations for one fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Permits may be purchased online or in person at 125 Locust Street.

Household Trash

The do-it-yourself household trash disposal option 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, and are are available at the DPW office and participating SMART trash bag retailers (PDF).

Bulky Waste

Bulky waste (such as furniture and construction debris) and other hard to recycle items are collected at the Glendale Road Transfer Station. Disposal fees (PDF) may apply.

Please note:

  • All vehicles transporting large loads of material to these locations are subject to the City’s Truck Load Covering Ordinance (PDF).
  • In the event of inclement weather, both transfer stations will follow the City of Northampton closure schedule.
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