Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division provides municipal drop-off collection of household discards at two transfer stations and during special events held at Smith Vocational High School. The Division promotes waste reduction through resident composting, reuse, and recycling opportunities.

Policies & Procedures

The following policies and procedures are in effect.  All questions regarding solid waste operations should be directed to dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1570.

Transfer Stations

Locust Street Transfer Station

125 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Days & Hours of Operation

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

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, 7:00 am - 11:45 am
  • 1st Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Closed all holidays observed by the City

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

Glendale Road Transfer Station, Gate 2 - Yard Waste

170 Glendale Road, Florence, MA 01062

Days & Hours of Operation

Access

Material Accepted

Fees