Amherst Trash & Recycling Requirements All residential, commercial, or multifamily property owners, managers, or tenants in Amherst are required to:
Contract with a licensed waste hauler for at least weekly refuse collection except when a variance has been approved
Develop and maintain a recycling plan for disposal of recyclable material banned from landfills
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.