‘Clean Sweep’ Bulky Waste Recycling Day not scheduled for spring; fall event planned

  • Amy Donovan of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District examines waste brought by a visitor to the Northfield Highway Department during the “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day in May 2017. A spring Clean Sweep event is not planned this year, though one is tentatively scheduled for the fall. Staff File Photo/Matt Burkhartt

Staff Report
Published: 4/8/2021 9:45:28 PM

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District’s “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day will not take place this spring. The fall event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23.

According to a Franklin County Solid Waste Management District press release, district residents can take most items that are collected at Clean Sweep to the Greenfield Transfer Station at 86 Cumberland Road, which is open to non-residents for a $5 fee per load, plus specific disposal fees per item. For hours and pricing, visit tinyurl.com/GreenfieldTS.

Residents are encouraged to recycle computer equipment and televisions at their own town’s transfer station, if an electronic waste collection program is available there, or at the Greenfield Transfer Station. The release states residents can visit franklincountywastedistrict.org to find town-specific information on the 17 transfer stations in the district’s member towns.

Staples stores accept computer equipment (no TVs) free of charge. Residents are advised to call their local store for details. The Greenfield branch on the Mohawk Trail can be reached at 413-775-0293.

Additionally, various charities and nonprofits accept donations of working electronics, including Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. Residents are encouraged to call ahead to ask if an organization can accept their items.

Additional questions about proper disposal of trash, bulky waste, recyclables, hazardous wastes, yard waste or food waste can be directed to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District by phone at 413-772-2438 (leave a message with your phone number and town of residence), or by email at info@franklincountywastedistrict.org.

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