Franklin County, Massachusetts
The District operates several facilities
in Franklin County where any District resident may bring common household
hazardous waste items for disposal. These sites are open year-round. Please
check here for locations, contact information and hours.
Hazardous Waste Collection
Once a year the
holds a Hazardous Waste Collection day at sites in the District. The
is typically held in the fall. Our next collection is scheduled for October 3, 2015. Pre-registration is required for this event.
Pioneer Valley Hazardous Waste Collections: 2015 Schedule
The District has reciprocal arrangements with other entities in the
Pioneer Valley which hold Household Hazardous Waste collections during
the year. If you are a District resident and unable to attend the
October 3, 2015 collection, you have access to a
minimum of six other collection events. Please check this link to see if one of the
collections this year is feasible for you. Registration is required to
attend any of these events!
Safely Transporting your Household Hazardous Waste
NEDT (New England Disposal Technologies): Year-round collection of HHW
- Keep HHW in its original container. If you have used a different container,
label it. Make sure lids are fastened securely.
- Place containers in a plastic bin or box with a lid, and keep them from
tipping or leaking.
- Keep HHW out of the passenger compartment of your vehicle and away from
children and pets. If transporting HHW in a truck, secure the load with ties to
prevent the load from shifting.
- Do not mix different types of HHW in the same containers.
- Do not tape fluorescent tubes or bulbs together, and when possible,
transport them in the original box to prevent breakage. Do not break.
you're not able to wait for one of the collection dates listed above,
as of 2015 there is a year-round HHW disposal facility at NEDT in
Westfield, MA. This facility accepts a wider range of wastes than the
District's "Super Sites" (described at top of this page). NEDT is open
Mon., Wed., and Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For pricing, directions,
and other info, visit www.nedt.org.
The District offers guidelines for disposal of unwanted medications.
Detailed information about disposal of household batteries.
Franklin County Solid Waste Management
50 Miles Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: (413) 772-2438
MA Relay for the hearing impaired:
711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD)
Fax: (413) 772-3786
Staff email addresses
This website is made possible through
a grant from the
USDA Rural Utilities Service.
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