On Saturday January 14th, 2017 the Amherst Department of Public Works will hold a free, pellet bag drop-off event at the Amherst Transfer Station (740 Belchertown Road) for Amherst, Pelham and Shutesbury residents. Ownership of a transfer station permit is NOT needed to participate in this special collection event.
Other important information:
Amherst’s Recycling and Refuse Management Committee will hold a second collection event during the 2017 Sustainability Festival in April. Bags accumulated after the January event will be accepted during the Festival if they meet the criteria listed above.
Just in time for Earth Day! With the help of Gold Circuit E-Cycling the Amherst Transfer Station will now be accepting clean, white, “block” & “preformed” Styrofoam for recycling. Styrofoam must be free of any tape, or labels and should be placed in the appropriate bin located near the book shed. If possible, please break down any pieces larger than 36 inches prior to bringing them in. This program is in addition to our already successful Styrofoam “packing peanut” re-use program. If you wish to recycle packing peanuts place them in a tightly closed bag or box and turn them in to an attendant. You must hold a current Transfer Station vehicle sticker to participate in both these programs. Vehicle Stickers may be purchased in the Transfer Station Office Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 8am – 2pm.