Waste Ban Items

Disposing of household trash has gone modern! Gone are the days when 1 could simply put every unwanted item into a trash bag or barrel or just place it on the curb and send it ‘away’. These days, it’s more a matter of materials management than trash disposal, because there are so many items which are now known to be hazardous or which take up space unnecessarily in a landfill.

Banned Materials
Following is a list of materials which have been banned from landfill or incineration disposal by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, with the date that material was banned, and proper disposal methods. These materials are banned either because they pose an environmental threat or because there are methods for reusing or recycling those materials. Please be aware that your trash hauler is not allowed to accept any of these materials except bottles, cans, and paper (and yard waste in the spring and fall) at the curb, but all are accepted at the Recycling Center or Compost Area. The fees charged are to cover the costs associated with proper disposal.

Proper Disposal of Materials
Materials Dates Proper Disposal Methods
Fees
Lead Batteries  December 31, 1990 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center
$1 per car battery
Leaves December 31, 1991 Bring to the South Hadley Compost Area
No fee. Residents only, no contractors allowed 
Tires December 31, 1991 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center Fees apply 
White Goods December 31, 1991 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center Fees apply for CFC removal 
Other Yard Waste December 31, 1992 Bring to the South Hadley Compost Area No fee. Residents only, no contractors allowed 
Aluminum Containers December 31, 1992 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center No fee 
Metal / Glass Containers December 31, 1992 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center No fee 
Single Polymer Plastics December 31, 1994 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center No fee 
Recyclable Paper December 31, 1994 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center No fee 
Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT)
April 1, 2000 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center Fees apply for CRT removal 
Asphalt, Brick, and Concrete July 1, 2006
Small amounts from home projects are accepted at the Recycling Center from residents only.
Metal July 1, 2006 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center No fee 
Wood
July 1, 2006 Small amounts from home projects are accepted at the Recycling Center from residents only.
Mercury-added products
May 1, 2008 Bring to the South Hadley Recycling Center
No fee