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- What's New
- The FCSWMD Hazardous Waste Day is September 22nd! Click on the link to the right to pre-register.
- PLEASE READ: The Transfer Station's sticker policy has been changed. New (red, 2013) stickers are due July 1st. Starting September 1st, residents without stickers mounted visibly to their cars will not be allowed through the gate of the Transfer Station. There will be police officers enforcing this rule. Starting September 1st stickers will only be for sale in the Tax Collector's office at the Town Hall and the fee will be raised to $35 for a new sticker. Please purchase your stickers in July and August to avoid the late fee and to retain access to the station's facilities.
- New yearly stickers will be available for sale starting July 1st at the Transfer Station office during operating hours and at the Tax Collector's office in the town hall. The fees remain $25 for a new sticker and $3 for a replacement or for a second vehicle.
- The station's summer hours have started as of Memorial Day and will continue through Labor Day. Summer hours are 9:30am-1:00pm Saturday and Sunday, and 6-7:30pm Wednesdays.
- We have stopped collection of used motor oil due to DEP regulations on transport of hazardous waste. Please return your oil to an auto repair garage or store that accepts it, dispose of it at one of the FCSWMD household hazardous waste days. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- NOTICE: Until recently, there has never been a need to explicitly ban adult-themed and explicit media, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illicit narcotics, prescription drugs, weapons, ammunition, fireworks, and hazardous chemicals from the reuse sheds. Sadly, it appears that common sense regarding the use of such facilities is not shared by all who contribute to them. Please remember that all the reuse sheds are frequented by children and adults of all ages looking for toys, household items, clothes, and books. Everyone visiting the reuse sheds is encouraged to keep an eye out for inappropriate items and alert a station attendant immediately if such items are found.
- Great News! We can now recycle clam-shell containers and bottle caps and lids of all sizes. Please put the caps and lids back onto their containers.
- We can now recycle Aerosol Cans, but only whole (no holes!), clean, and lid-free cans of the following types: food, laundry, health and first aid, and beauty products. Cans that contained paint, lubricants, poisons, and other hazardous waste cannot be recycled.
Transfer Station Location:
The Transfer Station is located on Cemetery Road in Leverett.
The entrance gate is next to the Cemetery.
map to Leverett Transfer Station (click here)
The station is open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. year round, plus extended hours from 9:30 to 1:00 on weekends, plus Wednesdays, between Memorial and Labor Day, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Station is closed July 4th, Christmas, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday.
Residents may contact us with questions and concerns through our email here, or call us at 413-549-1062, though someone is only there during operating hours.
Vehicles should display a current sticker on their windshield in front of the rear view mirror. The stickers for this fiscal year (2013) are red with white text.
Leverett is a member of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District. Click here to obtain additional information on their website.
Snow & Bad Weather Cancellations
Cancellations will be called into TV channel 22, and radio station WHAI (98.3 FM).
The decision is based on the potential for icing and the Highway Department’s ability to keep up with snow, therefore there is the possibility the Station could close after opening in the event that the conditions present a serious safety risk. Sign up for the email newsletter to receive the most up-to-date closing information.
The Transfer Station has information included in the town's newsletter regularly.
To keep more up to date, residents may sign up for the Station's email newsletter. Send an email here to sign up for these newsletters.
Household waste disposal is subject to the rules and guidelines set by the Massachusetts DEP. Please read and understand the handout we offer before disposing of your waste.
The minimum fine for illegal dumping is $300 per occurrence and possible revocation of drivers license. We report all illegal dumping and suspicious activity to the police.
Leaf and yard waste cannot be accepted at the transfer station. They are prohibited by the State Waste Ban Regulations.
See our complete recycling handout here.
Great way to remember what's recyclable: everything that gets recycled in the bottles and cans can be used to produce new containers for the food products you eat. Therefore, any containers that contained poisons and such should not be recycled. Read on for specifics.
You can recycle: Plastic, metal and glass containers under 5 gallons; juice and drink boxes or cartons.
Please rinse containers. Flatten non-glass containers; try not to break glass. They cannot sort the glass if it’s broken.
We can now recycle Aerosol Cans, but only whole (no holes!), clean, and lid-free cans of the following types: food, laundry, health and first aid, and beauty products. Cans that contained paint, lubricants, poisons, and other hazardous waste cannot be recycled.
We can now recycle clam-shell containers and bottle caps and lids of all sizes. Please put the caps and lids back onto their containers.
We cannot recycle black plastics. The plastics are sorted on a black conveyor belt by a machine and it cannot see the difference between a black container and the belt.
No: coat hangers, egg crates, Styrofoam, ceramics, plate glass,flat ware, scrap metal, hazardous waste containers (i.e. motor oil), light bulbs, or corks.
Clean, dry: office paper, paper board (cereal boxes etc.), kraft paper (like paper bags), corrugated paper (cardboard) unwaxed packing paper, magazines, books (remove covers).
Please remove: excessive tape and Styrofoam packing materials from boxes. Reasonably clean and dry materials only. Please flatten all cardboard boxes and try to either bag or tie loose paper.
No: tissue paper, six pack containers, animal food bags, pizza boxes, textured cardboard (like egg crates), thick cardboard tubing, juice and drink boxes, waxed or foiled Christmas wrapping paper or ribbons.
Reuse and Special Items
See the Transfer Station Handout for the most recent charges and restrictions for special items.
We also have a handout covering the restrictions on household hazardous waste disposal here.
For Deposit Containers / Refundables - can be left at the "Rattlesnake Gutter" shed. Monies recovered will be set aside for purchase of land for conservation.
Take it or Leave it - Working kitchen and household items, games, tools, toys and most other useable items in reasonably good condition.
If the item weights over 5 lbs, please see attendant before leaving it. See handout for list of items that should not be left.
Book Shed- Please do not leave dated materials or textbooks. Yes, this includes travel guides, encyclopedias, yearbooks and almanacs.
Packing Pellets- In rear right of book shed.
Egg Crates - one dozen size, paper crates only. Put in bin inside the take-it-or-leave-it shed.
Paper Bags - Clean, dry, brown paper bags, please fold and bag. Leave at the office.
Motor Oil - We have stopped collection of used motor oil due to DEP regulations on transport of hazardous waste. Please return your oil to an auto repair garage or store that accepts it, dispose of it at one of the FCSWMD household hazardous waste days. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Looking to Sell/Looking to Buy - If you need to get rid of a valuable item, or want to pick one up in good shape, check out the bulletin board in the Take it or Leave it shed.
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