PLEASE NOTE: THE RECYCLING CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH
Materials managed at the South Hadley Recycling Center
Because trash disposal has now become materials management, cities and towns across the United States have had to find new ways to manage certain waste materials which were formerly landfilled or incinerated. South Hadley does this at its Recycling Center and Compost Area, located next to the landfill and Department of Public Works offices at 10 Industrial Drive. Below is a listing of materials which are managed at the Recycling Center along with fee information:
Residents may bring in used antifreeze and pour it into the labeled barrel inside the paint shed. Please be sure there is no oil mixed in with the antifreeze.
Appliances (washers, dryers, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers, water heaters)
These items may be brought in and placed in the bunker at the Recycling Center. Fee: $10 per item.
The Recycling Center has a new Swap Shop, including books, which is free and open to residents. No textbooks or encyclopedias please!
Items such as furniture, carpets, doors, etc. may be brought to the convenience boxes at the Recycling Center for disposal. Items are charged by weight, at the rate of $.03 per pound.
There is a $1 fee for disposal of automotive batteries
The Recycling Center has the only Goodwill Box in town for donations of used clothing. Goodwill also accepts any fabric or clothing as long as they are not wet or soiled with grease - stains, rips, missing buttons are all fine.
Construction & Demolition Wastes
These materials may be brought in to the Recycling Center, and are charged by weight as for bulky items. Loads may not exceed five cubic yards.
These include TVs, computers and computer monitors, dvd players, radios, etc. There is a fee associated with any item needing to have a cathode ray tube (CRT) removed; the fee is based on the size of the screen.
All mercury containing lights may be brought to the Recycling Center for proper disposal. This service is free to residents; businesses pay a $.10 per foot fee.
Grocery store plastic bags
Bags may be brought to the Recycling Center or taken back to grocery stores which have a plastic bags recycling program, such as Big Y. Those bags are then made into plastic lumber for park benches, etc.
The Recycling Center accepts all types of batteries; ni-cad, alkaline, button and lithium. Batteries are to be placed in the mercury shed.
Must be disposed of in a Town Approved Green Bag. Green bags are available at the following stores:
The Big Y on Newton Street
The Big Y on Willimansett Street
O'Connell's on Granby Road
O'Connell's on Newton Street
White Wing Mobil
Stop 'n' Go
Bags come in bundles of 5; the small bags are $2.50 and the large are $5.00, and they are non-taxable.
Mattresses and Box Springs
These items are taken in seasonally. Twin and double mattresses/box springs are $15 apiece; King and Queen are $20 apiece. 2008 season begins May 3rd.
Motor Oil (used)
The Recycling Center has a waste oil tank for residents to use for recycling old oil. Key required; see attendant
May be brought to the Recycling Center; fee usually $5 per tank (size dependent)
Bottles & cans and paper products may be brought to the Recycling Center and placed in the appropriate rolloff for free - No Plastic Bags in the rolloff please!
Free dropoff at the metal bunker
Residents may bring in good quality useable items to donate, and may take any items from the Swap Shop provided they are not marked property of DPW. The outdoor portion of the Swap Shop (outdoor tables and furniture tent) are closed during the winter months.
Thermostats, Thermometers & Ballasts
Free drop off in the mercury shed
Fees vary depending upon size; range $4-$25.
Free dropoff at the Compost Area. This is for residents only (no commercial vehicles/contractors); leaves, grass, brush and butt logs are the only materials accepted.
The Recycling Center and Compost Area are open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm, and are open to South Hadley residents only.