Recycling & Trash Disposal

Ashfield Transfer Station

IN LIGHT OF A REDUCTION IN DEMAND for recyclable materials by the Chinese, the Ashfield transfer station has had to increase its service fees.

To accommodate this change, the Hawley Selectboard voted at its April 28 meeting to preserve permit pricing at $25 for the first car and $1 for the second, but to eliminate the first 10 free bags. From now until further notice, these required orange bags will cost $1.00 each, with or without the purchase of  permit.

Given COVID19 restrictions, the best way to  secure the extra bags you may need is to order them by phone, (413) 339-5518, or email, They will be delivered to you and you will be invoiced.

Location: West Side of Route 112 between Route 116 and Clesson Brook Road.
Hours of Operation: 

Thursdays 8:00 am 12:00 noon
Saturdays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Hawley has an ongoing agreement with the Town of Ashfield (ToA) for the use of this facility. This agreement includes special pricing for Hawley residents, provided they purchase dump stickers and trash bags from the Hawley Town Office. 

Items that can be brought to the ToA Transfer Facility  include . . .

For Disposal:

Kitchen Trash (in orange ToA bags), per standard pricing.

Construction Debris (must fit "water-level" in the dumpster provided), pricing by the pickup truck load, with specific pricing for smaller items.
For Recycling (ask the Tranfer Station Manager for the specific locations):

• Most plastics & glass.
• All Metals.
• Appliances (additional charge).
• Most paper & cardboard.
• Used Lubricating Oil
• Rubber tires (additional charge)
• Electronic Devices (additional charge)
• Electronic batteries and fluorescent bulbs.
• Leftover paint
• Metal paint cans
• Books
Returnable glass, plastic and metal containers (separate collection location -- benefits Mohawk Regional High School Athletic Association).
Disposal Requirements:

• A dump permit is required to use the facility. ($25.00 per year for Hawley residents with $1.00 upcharge for second vehicle. Purchase at Hawley Town Office.)

• You must use ToA bags for kitchen trash. (Bags can be purchased in batches of 10 for $10.00 per batch, from the Town Office or from Greg Cox in East Hawley.)
Recycling Requirements:

• Plastics & glass can be mixed together but must be separate from paper, etc.
• Plastic bags must be disposed of with kitchen trash.
• All paper and cardboard boxes must be broken down.
• Flashlight and electronics batteries are disallowed.
• All items not listed here must be cleared with the Transfer Station Manager.

♦ The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is a cooperative venture of 22 Towns that holds a number of annual collection events and provides services on an ongoing basis. Included in its programs and offerings are:

Collection of household hazardous waste:

♦ As a resident of Hawley, you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year.
♦ Pre-registration is required.
♦ To see the complete list of collection event dates, times and locations, go to:

• Semi-annual “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Collection.
• Three regional permanent collection centers for household hazardous waste in Bernardston, Colrain, and Conway.

Distribution of containers for used oil at no cost.
A free "sharps" collection program.
Collection of mercury-containing products at no cost and provision of free non-mercury thermometers to residents.
Collection of unwanted medications from residents is now handled via FREE drop off for any area resident at the Greenfield Police Station.

If you have questions about how to dispose of a material, browse: It is a comprehensive “What do I do with...” page on the FCSWMD website that provides recycling and disposal options for over 350 items. Also, click HERE for additional information.

Contact Information:Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
50 Miles Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: (413) 772-2438

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