History and Guiding Documents

The Franklin County Solid Waste District was formed by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1989. The District is a municipal entity and has all of the rights and responsibilities of a municipal government. There are two legal documents that guide the District's operations: the District Agreement and the District By-Laws. The Agreement is between all member towns and outlines rights, responsibilities, and various protocols to be followed each fiscal year. The By-Laws guide the Board and staff on topics such as Board membership, terms, officers, and meetings.

Each document has been updated since our 1989 inception.