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Franklin County, Massachusetts 


Don't Forget to Reuse When Possible!


Keep these materials together clean and dry and
 separate from commingled containers.

  • All paper and cardboard must be clean & dry
  • Junk mail - Plastic windows okay
  • Boxboard - Cereal, shoe, cracker boxes, etc.  Remove plastic liners.
  • Newspapers/inserts
  • Magazines/catalogs
  • Paper bags
  • White and colored office paper
  • Corrugated cardboard - Flatten, remove tape and string.
  • Paperbacks and phone books 
  • Pizza boxes - Only portions not contaminated by food or grease
  • Gift wrap (no metallic or glitter), gift bags, cards
No soda or beer holders/cartons.
No waxed paper or waxed cardboard.
No egg cartons.
                  Why not?

For more detail:  Yes/No list


Keep these materials together
and separate from paper

  • Glass bottles/jars, only clear, green, or brown, less than 2.5 gallons - Labels and neck rings are ok
  • Aluminum, tin/steel cans and lids and aluminum foil - Labels are ok.
  • Milk & juice cartons (tent top), drink boxes - Remove straws & caps, flatten.
  • Plastic bottles, jars, and tubs. Remove pumps and wraps. Caps, labels, and detergent spouts may be left on. 
  • Plastics recycling flier
No light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex, ceramics, or broken glass.
No paint cans or other metal objects.
No plastic bags, containers over 2.5 gal., motor oil jugs, chemical or Styrofoam containers or flower pots.
                   Why not?
For more detail:  Yes/No list
Tips for Recycling Other Materials...
Rechargeable Batteries
Can be recycled at the Call2Recycle boxes at transfer stations, Town Halls in Erving, Gill, and Sunderland, or brought to the FCSWMD office.  Goodwill and Salvation Army take clothes, shoes, and housewares. 
Wire Hangers
Donate to libraries. Some book stores buy used books. Accepted by many dry cleaners in the region. May be accepted in scrap metal locally.
Plastic Bags
Polystyrene "Peanuts"
Recycled at some area
Some package shipping businesses will accept these for re-use.



Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
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
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