You must display a current Town of Ashfield permit sticker on your vehicle. Permit Sticker is $40 and is available at Town Hall or the Transfer Station.
The Springfield MRF Advisory Board’s 2018 Reduce Reuse Recycle (RRR) guides, produced each April in honor of Earth Day, can be found here.
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
The guide also identifies the top five contaminants that MRFs do not want in recycling loads and explains that these materials should be managed in other ways. The top five contaminants are:
Bagged recyclables and bagged garbage
Loose plastic bags/plastic wrap
Food and liquid
Clothing or linens
"Tanglers" - hoses, wires, chains, strings of light, etc.
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.