Transfer Station & Recycling Center
NEW: Mattress Recycling in Williamsburg
As of November 1, 2022, mattresses will no longer be allowed in the trash. Williamsburg Transfer station will be accepting them for recycle from HRMC member towns. Cost is $35, check only, see flyer for complete details.
In the fall of 2022, MaDEP is implementing new regulations including a new Waste Ban prohibiting disposal of textiles in the trash. Read more: "HRMC – Donate don’t Trash Household Clothing and Textiles"
- 15th Annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle guide (Northern Pioneer Valley) 2022
- The Springfield Municipal Recycling Facility at: www.springfieldmrf.org
- MaDEP’s Beyond the Bin at: http://recyclesearch.com/profile/ma
Service & Fees
You must check in with the attendant before leaving any items at the transfer station!
You must display a current Town of Ashfield permit sticker on your vehicle. Permit Sticker is $75 and is available at Town Hall or the Transfer Station.
For complete information on the fee schedule at the transfer station and other relevant information refer to this document.
More Recycling Information
The Department of Environmental Protection has a new website called RecycleSmartMA.org that features the "Smart Recycling Guide." The Guide identifies the four categories of materials that every materials recovery facility (MRF) across the state accepts:
- Mixed paper and cardboard
- Metal food and beverage cans
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastic bottles, jars, jugs, and tubs
All the items shown below are NOT able to be recycled through your curbside or drop-off recycling collections in Western MA. Please bear in mind that all materials collected for recycling are sorted and then baled and sent to a vendor to be turned into new materials. It is very important for these vendors that the materials be clean and correctly sorted. If there is NO MARKET for a material, EVEN IF IT APPEARS to be recyclable, then that material cannot be collected. Materials are sorted both by machinery and also by hand. Adding materials which cannot be recycled means those materials will have to be sorted out from the proper recyclables and then THROWN AWAY. This adds both time and expense to the recycling process, so PLEASE DO NOT include any of the following items:
The website includes the "Recyclopedia" search tool, where residents can search for hundreds of items (from paper bags to pizza boxes) to find out how to properly manage them.