Recycling & Solid Waste Committee

    Staples accepts many electronics for recycling at no cost!  Read/download their list of items here.  Staples sends items to ERI for sorting, shredding, and for recycling of materials.


Test your recycling knowledge!  Read/download the quiz and answers 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 calendar year 2019 (January through December 2019)

Shutesbury residents collected 175.79 tons of materials for recycling in CY2019 — 76.21 tons of bottles & containers and 99.58 tons of paper.

Shutesbury residents discarded 312.87 tons of trash in CY2019.

Total waste stream = trash + recycled materials = 488.66 tons.

Recycled materials as percent of total waste stream = 35.97% (an increase of 0.34% fromr CY 2018).

The Town was charged $75/ton to dispose of trash in CY2019.  By recycling those 175.79 tons of materials, Shutesbury residents saved the Town $13,184.25 in hauler fees money we didn't have to spend to dispose of trash!

News & Updates

Trash Bag Update

We are counting on residents using the honor system in these unusual times.

If you run out of town trash bags prior to the distribution of the new, annual supply of town trash bags, it is okay to use an alternate, similar sized bag, such as a black trash bag.  Alternate bags will be picked up by our trash and recycling hauler until distribution resumes.

Thanks to all for your cooperation-

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.