Recycling - Solid Waste




To operate a solid waste transfer and recycling facility and to promote programs that are viable alternatives to landfilling.

FY23 Transfer Station Stickers

Online sales of FY23 Transfer Station stickers are open.  They are also available at the Transfer Station.   

Sticker prices are: Residential - $125 / Contractor - $140.

Your current sticker is valid until July 31, 2022.

New stickers will be valid from July 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023.

The Transfer Station is located at 740 Belchertown Road and is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8am - 2pm. Cash or check only.

Click here to get a sticker online!

Stickers purchased online may be picked up at the Transfer Station a few days after the transaction. 

Transfer Station and COVID-19 as of January 2022

The Transfer Station will only accept checks and exact cash for all services. Have your payment ready to go to limit time in the office.

The following services will not be available:


    -Take it or leave it

    -flower pots

The following service will be restricted:    

All other items will be accepted.  Please remember that the Transfer Station is not as  busy in the morning hours.

The changes implemented at the Transfer Station are either due to closure of facilities that receive these items, or to maintain safety for both Amherst employees and Transfer Station visitors.  We are working hard to provide services, yet minimize customer time spent at the Transfer Station.  To that end, please remember these important tips:

•    Minimize trips to the Transfer Station as much as possible to reduce the number of customers on-site at any time.

•    Organize materials prior to arriving at the facility to minimize the time spent on-site.  Have things presorted and ready to be disposed of.

•    Do not linger at the Transfer Station; it is not a location to catch up with neighbors or friends.  

These changes will stay in effect until further notice. Remember the protection of our employees and facility users are most important to us.

Please call 413-259-3050 if you have any questions

Receive Email Alerts and Reminders about Waste and Recycling 

If you would like notification about waste and recycling-related news and events, sign up for one of the waste-related options of the Town's "Notify Me" feature. Residents and stakeholders who have signed up will receive email or text messages when related information is released.