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Bulky waste collection Saturday

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday at three locations from 9 a.m. to noon.

The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Route 112 in Shelburne Falls, the Northfield Highway Garage on Caldwell Road, and the Whately Transfer Station on Christian Lane. The Mohawk location is a temporary change from the usual West County location. District residents may bring a wide range of items that are typically difficult to get rid of such as tires, appliances, scrap metal, furniture, mattresses, carpeting, construction debris, computers, televisions, propane gas tanks, and other large items. Materials will be recycled whenever possible.

Clean, dry textiles and books will be accepted for free recycling or reuse. Textiles must be contained inside a sturdy plastic bag. Do include clothing that is torn, stained, with missing buttons or broken zippers, as damaged textiles can be recycled into insulation. Acceptable items include clean and dry mismatched socks, shoes and gloves; all clothing and accessories including belts, ties, bras and purses; and linens such as curtains, pillows, comforters, sheets, towels and stuffed animals in any condition. Books can be of any condition except moldy or wet, and can be hardcover or paperback. No encyclopedias.

District residents are from the towns of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell and Whately.

There are charges for disposal. Disposal fees, cash only, will be collected from residents during check-in at each site. Businesses may participate. A complete list of prices for the most common items will be available at participating town halls, town transfer stations, the district office at 50 Miles St. in Greenfield, and online at:


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