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Ways to reduce trash this holiday season
12-11-2023 2:10 PM

By AMY DONOVAN

During the holiday season, the average American family disposes of 25% more trash than they usually do, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Think about your household: could some of this trash be reduced, reused, recycled...

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Furthering the goal of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’: Deerfield Transfer Station adds swap shed
07-15-2024 1:48 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — The old saying goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but what if there was no need to throw the item out in the first place?Beginning this past weekend, Deerfield residents using the Transfer Station now have a new outlet...


Gill pursuing new composting program
07-02-2024 4:01 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

GILL — A new community composting plan was approved by the Selectboard on Monday night, beginning the process of getting a weekly compost collection program off the ground for Gill residents as a prior food waste pickup system is phased out.A...


Bulky waste recycling event set for Saturday
05-08-2024 10:41 AM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is holding a “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at three locations, including one new spot this year.Instead of the Northfield Highway Garage, the Erving...


Styrofoam recycling collections coming to four Franklin County towns
03-15-2024 1:55 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is collaborating with the towns of Leverett, Montague, Northfield and Wendell to offer free recycling collections of blocky Styrofoam packing material specifically for residents of the four...


Bulky waste to be accepted at three Franklin County sites on Saturday
10-18-2023 7:01 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will hold its fall “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at three locations. The bulky waste drop-off sites are Mohawk Trail Regional School at 26 Ashfield...


Regional hazardous waste collection planned for Sept. 23
08-21-2023 12:00 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will hold a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, Sept. 23.Residents and businesses can drop off materials at two sites: Greenfield Community College and the Orange Recycling...


Colrain Transfer Station implements composting program
06-11-2023 2:02 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

COLRAIN — The Transfer Station is going a step further toward eliminating unnecessary waste with the implementation of its new paper waste and composting program.According to Amy Donovan, program director with the Franklin County Solid Waste...


Waste district, Gill Energy Commission offering composting workshop
06-01-2023 5:55 PM

GILL — The Gill Energy Commission and Franklin County Solid Waste Management District are teaming up to offer a free composting workshop on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Gill Elementary School.This workshop, which is open to all Franklin...


Clean Sweep Bulky Waste Recycling Day set for Saturday
05-11-2023 12:10 PM

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will hold its spring Clean Sweep Bulky Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: Mohawk Trail Regional School at 26 Ashfield Road in Buckland,...


Regional mattress recycling program sees strong response
01-27-2023 4:17 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

Two and a half months after the launch of a regional mattress recycling program, it’s reported that 165 mattresses have been recycled. “It’s been really quite successful and amazing,” commented Jan Ameen, executive director of the Franklin County...

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