What's Collected at Town Hall?

Shutesbury participates in Amherst's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for disposal of most hazardous items.  You must register in advance to take advantage of their yearly collection event.

But . . .

you can drop off the following items at Town Hall any time it's open!

  • Lithium (Li-Ion) & button batteries, typically used in watches, calculators, cell phones, and hearing aids
  • Rechargeable Ni-Cad batteries, typically used in cameras, toys, and cordless power tools
  • Medical thermometers (fluid elemental mercury), wall thermostats (mercury switches), and other mercury-bearing items


Do not drop off:

  • Alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, and C, typically used in games or toys, flashlights, and smoke detectors which should be discarded in your trash.
  • Incandescent light bulbs which should be discarded in your trash.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs: take them to Home Depot or Lowe's to be recycled.
  • Inkjet and laser cartridges which can be dropped off at the Shutesbury Elementary School or taken to Staples (Hadley & Northampton) or to Ink and Toner Solutions (Amherst & Northampton).


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