Waste Disposal in Amherst

Amherst Trash & Recycling Requirements
All residential, commercial, or multifamily property owners, managers, or tenants in Amherst are required to:
  1. Contract with a licensed waste hauler for at least weekly refuse collection except when a variance has been approved
  2. Develop and maintain a recycling plan for disposal of recyclable material banned from landfills
  3. Be responsible for the proper disposal of hazardous wastes and any other material needing special treatment
Local regulations also prohibit private (curbside) haulers from accepting trash containing more than 5% (by volume) of recyclable paper or containers. This means that if your household trash contains more than 5% of recyclable paper or containers, your waste hauler will not pick it up until it is separated properly.

For detailed information, see the Amherst Board of Health Regulations for Refuse Collection and Mandatory Recycling.

Additional Trash and Recycling Disposal Information