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IF YOU NEED TO REACH US, CALL 772-2438 OR EMAIL info@franklincountywastedistrict.org


Welcome to the Franklin County 
Solid Waste Management District's Homepage!
Franklin County, Massachusetts

The District invites you to use this website to find detailed information about recycling, hazardous waste disposal, composting, trash disposal, and other waste related topics. Information is categorized by topic as well as by town.

Some of the information on this site is specific to Franklin County, Massachusetts. Readers from elsewhere may have different recycling and disposal options available to them.

Member towns of the District are:
Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately.

Don't Bag Recyclables in Plastic
October 2021 Clean Sweep bulky waste collection has been cancelled.

Sharps Collection Program

4 Minor Recycling Changes effective July 1, 2020

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" Guide  (spring 2021)

Detailed Disposal Guide:
What Do I Do With...?

Unwanted Medications Collection Sites

Recycling Textiles

Proper Disposal of Household Batteries

How to Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs

Printable Recycling Posters

Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
117 Main St., 2nd Floor
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: (413) 772-2438
MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD)
Fax: (413) 772-3786
Staff email addresses

This website is made possible through a grant from the 
USDA Rural Utilities Service.
FCSWMD is an equal opportunity provider.
Full Equal Opportunity Disclosure Statement.

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District provides this site as a public service.  The District makes no claims or guarantees about the accuracy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in its content.  No warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to this website or its links to other websites.  All information and data on this website is subject to change without notice.  Neither the District nor its affiliates, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by use of this website or in reliance upon the information contained herein or linked hereto.  You understand and agree that any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your own risk and discretion and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material. 

The only information the District will obtain about you when you visit this site is the information you provide to it.  The District's use and dissemination of the information you provide is governed by the Massachusetts Public Records Law, the Massachusetts Fair Information Practices Act, and laws relating to the confidentiality of tax, wage reporting and child support information.  The District does not sell or rent information about its users, but it may share or exchange information in accordance with the above mentioned laws.