BROCHURES AND GUIDES
This page includes
links to brochures on the following topics:
Yes/No List (PDF file*)
A list of what can and cannot
be put in recycling boxes in Franklin County, Massachusetts. (2 pages)
Plastics in Western Massachusetts (PDF file*)
Explains which plastics
are recyclable and why. (5 pages)
This brochure was mailed
to all households in the District in September 2006.
Information on how to properly
dispose of household hazardous waste.
You Should Know About Mercury
Information about the health
and environmental risks posed by mercury, and how to deal with a mercury
spill in your home.
to Chemical Products Inside your Home
Less toxic options for laundry,
cleaning, indoor pests, and personal hygiene products.
to Chemical Products Around the Yard and Garage
Less toxic options for outdoor
pests, lawns and gardens, vehicles, and construction.
Wood: Hazards and Alternatives
Outlines the health and
environmental risks of pressure-treated lumber, how to handle it and property
dispose of it, and safer choices for rot-resistant building materials.
Home, Healthy Home
Tips for making one's home
safer by changing purchasing habits, adopting some changes to housecleaning
and yard care, and implementing proper storage, use, and disposal of household
Recycling Guide (PDF file*)
Designed for organizers
of public events (festivals, street fairs, concerts, sports events, fund-raising
events, etc.), this guide offers detailed information on how to reduce
waste at events by implementing recycling and/or composting. (16 pages)
Describes the options for
proper disposal of junk autos. While some of the information is specific
to Franklin County, Massachusetts, much is relevant nationwide.
and Brush Removal
Outlines some options for
removal and disposal of stumps and brush. In Massachusetts, it is illegal
to bury stumps resulting from new construction.
The District offers guidelines for the disposal of unwanted medications.
Recyclers and Exchanges
Lists local and regional
options for reusing, rebuilding, or recycling wooden pallets.
Animal Carcass Disposal Plan
This plan is an agricultural emergency response document created through a
collaboration between the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Franklin County Solid Waste District,
and was funded with the support of the United States Department of Agriculture.
It offers concrete assistance to local officials faced with a large number of
animal carcasses after an ice storm, flood, fire or other disaster. The plan
offers worksheets and step-by-step guidance in determining how to dispose of
animal carcasses, including burial, composting, and off-site disposal.
Acrobat Reader to view PDF Files
Franklin County Solid Waste Management
50 Miles Street
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
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a grant from the
USDA Rural Utilities Service.
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