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RECYCLING RESOURCES

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Northen Berkshire Solid Waste Management District is a proud partner with MassDEP, Recycle Smart, Beyond the Bin and The Green Team.

 

Visit www.recyclesmartma.org or https://recyclesmartma.org/beyond-the-bin-search/ for information on where and what can be recycled.

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The Green Team~ District Member since 2018

 

THE GREEN TEAM is an interactive educational program that empowers students and teachers to help the environment through waste reduction, recycling, composting, energy conservation and pollution prevention. Participating classes receive certificates of recognition and are eligible to win awards. Members include Youth Center Inc, which provides services for all Northern Berkshire county youths. Also included are Hoosac Valley Middle and High School which encompasses students in Adams, Cheshire and Savoy.

Participating Schools here

 

https://thegreenteam.org

 

Linda Cernik, Program coordinator continues to raise awareness on the Green Team Imitative with a goal of having all schools in the district to become members

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TIRE RECYCLING PROGRAMS

Offered in the towns of Cheshire, Adams, Windsor, Florida, Hancock all other district members can utilize Adams Tire Recycling Program. Tickets can be purchased at the Adams Town Hall

** Passenger Tires - $7.00

**19.5 Size Tires - $10.00

** Truck Tires - $22.00

** Small farm Tires - $32.00

**Large (rear) Farm Tires $ 77.00 

E-WASTE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

Offered in the towns of Cheshire, Hancock, Hinsdale, Savoy, Florida and Williamstown as well as special collection events.  Also available at the Goodwill of the Berkshires, Computer related items through Dell Recycling Program.

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SWAP SHOP LOCATIONS

Leave something, Take Something... 

the swap shop accepts household, yard, etc.  items that can be diverted from the landfill and re-purposed. The swap shop is for items that may not be needed anymore in your home but may have a purpose in another. Re-use, Re-think and donate to your Transfer Stations community swap shop. You may find a treasure while browsing ! Before dropping off items for donation please see the Transfer Station attendant ,Thank you and Always think re-use.

 

All Swap shops are open same hours as the Transfer Station operations   (See hours under Transfer/recycling Center)

 

Offered in the towns of Florida, Hinsdale, Windsor & Savoy

BATTERIES AND LIGHTBULBS
(Universal Waste)

Sheds Are located in the towns of Adams, Cheshire, Hinsdale, Peru, Williamstown & Windsor** This is a shared service for all members 13 member towns. Also Thermometers and thermostats are accepted.  

 

Click here for the proper handling of batteries and lightbulbs

Click Here for Lithium-Ion Battery Safety 

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TEXTILE RECYCLING

As of November 1st, Textile’s are no longer can be disposed in your household trash. (see link below for more locations of textile bins) Clothing Bins provided on site in the towns of Adams, Cheshire, Lanesboro, Florida, Hancock, Hinsdale, New Ashford, Peru, Savoy, Windsor & Williamstown.

(check hours for your station)

View the Press Release regarding textiles here

***INFORMATION ON ACCEPTABLE ITEMS ***

 

***LOCATIONS OF TEXTILE RECYCLING***

BOOK RECYCLING

Book Recycling  Discover Books Bins

Offered in the towns of Williamstown, Windsor and Lanesboro, Town of Adams, Located at the Old Stone Mill)

**Books are recycled throughout the City and Towns at the Tiny Books Houses sponsored by Berkshire United Way**

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PAINT RECYCLING

Available during special collection event

click here and here for info on how to properly dispose of latex paint

**Some paints are collected at HHW Events**

SCRAP METAL RECYCLING

Offered by all towns in the district (Clarksburg special collections only)

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APPLIANCE RECYCLING PROGRAM

National Grid Appliance Recycling Program

located here

Recycle your old units and save energy, money and resources.

 

Mass Save Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program

No-cost removal plus a $75 rebate

click here for info

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COMPOSTING EDUCATION

Home composting information from Second Chance Composting

https://youtu.be/OEPu1lYYonc

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Click here for information on a free universal waste recycling program

(batteries and lightbulbs)

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MASSACHUSETTS COMPOSTING INFORMATION

Recycling Works MA

http://recyclingworksma.com/

 

Food Waste Estimation Guide

http://recyclingworksma.com/food-waste-estimation-guide/

 

Compost Site and Technical Assistance

https://recyclingworksma.com/learn-more/compost-site-technical-assistance/

 

Complying with Organics Waste Ban

http://recyclingworksma.com/commercial-organics-waste-ban/

 

School Composting Sources

http://thegreenteam.org/library-curricla/

 

Get a Low-Cost Compost Bin 

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/get-a-low-cost-compost-bin

Home Composting Information from Second Chance Composting

https://youtu.be/OEPu1lYYonc

Composting  is easy!

to make compost, just follow these simple steps
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Prepared by the
Massachusetts Department
of Environmental Protection
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Tommy's Compost Service

www.tommyscompost.com

Tommy's Compost Service is a local food waste pickup service that serves homes and businesses in the Berkshires. Mary, the owner of Tommy's Compost and Tommy's Mom, helps residents to recycle their food waste by providing them with a 5-gallon bucket that they then fill with any and all fruit, vegetable, grain, meat, or dairy food scraps. Customers can choose either weekly or bi-weekly pickup of their food waste, and Mary takes this food waste to a local farm for composting. This simple service provided by Tommy's Compost includes a lot of perks, including a free bag of compost twice a year, a simple reward program, and much more. It has never been simpler to compost- so check out Mary's service today by visiting TommysCompost.com or by contacting her at hello@tommyscompost.com or (413)-684-8144. 

Service Areas: North, Central, and South Berkshire County. 

NBSWD Towns Served for Curbside Food Waste Pickup: Adams, Cheshire, Hancock, Lanesboro, & Williamstown

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PROPANE RECYCLING AND REFILLING INFO

Osterman Propane supplied refilling station for your small tanks.

Fee for Proper Disposal range from $5.00 to $10.00, 20 LB. Gas grill tanks

(Fee subject to change)

To verify Store hours visit website or call

***Subject to Change***

Stanley's Lumber

(Osterman Propane Filling Station)

20 North Summer Street                      

Adams, MA 01220

413-743-0831

website

 

Store Hours: Monday - Friday 7- 5 Saturday 8-1

Carr Hardware

(Osterman Propane Filling Station)

179 State Rd.                      

North Adams, MA 01247

413-663-6600

website

 

Carr Hardware

(Osterman Propane Filling Station)

537 North Street                      

Pittsfield, MA 01201

413-443-5611

website

Carr Hardware

(Osterman Propane Filling Station)

57 Park Street                      

Lee, MA 01238

413-243-2541

website

 

Carr Hardware

(Osterman Propane Filling Station)

256 Main Street                      

Great Barrington, MA 01230

413-528-4520

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Store Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30- 5:30 Saturday 7:30 - 5:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 4:00

HA George Propane

651 Ashland Street

North Adams, MA 01247

413-663-6653

website

Store Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00pm

Osterman Propane

60 Print Works Drive

Adams, MA 01220

800-648-8681

website

PLEASE NOTE

NBSWMD does not endorse any of the vendors listed nor assume any liability for problems encountered with propane tank disposal/ recycling.

 If you have questions please call Linda Cernik, NBSWMD 743-8208

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