Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

   The Shutesbury Recycling Almanac — your primary reference for proper recycling and solid waste disposal — has been updated to include recent changes to regulations and Town practice.  This 3rd edition of the Almanac is a searchable document, available to read or download here.

 

Shutesbury residents can now use the Leverett Transfer Station!  Check out how it works here.   See the price list here.

 


Recycling and trash figures for fiscal year 2019 (July 2018 through June 2019)

Shutesbury residents collected 175.96 tons of materials for recycling in FY2019 — 75.3 tons of bottles & containers and 100.66 tons of paper.

Shutesbury residents discarded 312.21 tons of trash in FY2019.

Total waste stream = trash + recycled materials = 488.17 tons.

Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 36.04% (a decrease of 1.37% from FY 2018).

The Town was charged $72.50/ton to dispose of trash in FY2019.  By recycling those 175.96 tons of materials,Shutesbury residents saved the Town $13,197.00 in tipping fees, money we didn't have to spend to dispose of trash!


News & Updates

Trash Bag Distribution

If you were unable to pick up your trash bags at Town Meeting, volunteers from the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee will be distributing them on the following dates and times:  Click here for the schedule.  If no date on the schedule is possible for your picking up your own bags, you might ask a family member, friend, or neighbor to pick them up for you.

Info and Resources

Prescription Meds Disposal

Check out this website for proper disposal of prescription medicines.  Note that police stations in Amherst, Hadley, and Northampton have secure boxes to accept disposal of old medications.