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WHERE CAN I GET A RECYCLING BIN?
Recycling bins are available for $4.00 at the Town Hall, DPW Office, 2nd Floor or the Transfer Station, off of Wisdom Way.


WILL YOU ACCEPT SHREDDED PAPER?
Junk mail is accepted in the mixed paper bin however some people would prefer to shred it for security reasons.  Shredded paper is acceptable.  Please secure it in a brown paper bag to prevent it from being blown around.  If you have large quantities you may use a compostable leaf and garden for the shredded.


DO YOU RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS?
The Town of Greenfield does not take plastic bags as part of its recycling program, but the local grocery stores have bins at the front doors for plastic bags.   Curbside material should not be put in plastic bags.


DO YOU ACCEPT USED HYPODERMIC NEEDLES?
The Franklin County Solid Waste District located at 50 Miles Street provides Sharps containers for our residents to safely dispose of needles.  If you would like to make arrangements to pick up a Sharps container they may be reached at 772-2438.


CAN I COME WITH A BORROWED VEHICLE?
Many people on occasion need to borrow someone else's vehicle to bring oversized items to the Transfer Station.  There is a $5.00 host fee if you do not have proof of residency.  Proof of residency such as a drivers license, current utility bill, property tax bill, etc. would be acceptable to avoid the $5.00 host fee.


HOW CAN I DISPOSE OF OLD TIRES?
Tires may be brought to the Greenfield Transfer Station year round during normal hours.  Tires without the rims will cost $4.00 and with rims the cost is $7.00.


 
DOES THE TRANSFER STATION ACCEPT COMPUTERS, MONITORS, PRINTERS & KEYBOARDS?
We accept monitors and units for a $12 fee for Greenfield Residents and non-Greenfield Residents will be charged $18 plus the $5 host fee.  The monitors are accepted year round during normal hours.


DOES THE TRANSFER STATION ACCEPT MAJOR APPLIANCES?
All major appliances are accepted.  Refrigerators, freezers, AC units, and dehumidifiers are $15 for Greenfield Residents and $25 plus $5 host fee for non-Greenfield Residents.  Stoves, dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, and heaters are no charge for Greenfield Residents and $5 plus $5 host fee for non-Greenfield Residents.


WHERE IS THE TRANSFER STATION LOCATED?
The Greenfield Transfer Station is located at the end of Wisdom Way at 86 Cumberland Road.  



HOW DO I DISPOSE OF LEAVES AND GRASS CLIPPINGS?
The Greenfield Transfer Station accepts leaves and grass clippings at the Compost Pile located at the Transfer Station during normal hours.  The leaves and grass clippings should be in paper compostable bags or if not the plastic bags must be emptied.  Also, funding permitting,  the DPW offers curbside collection during the months of October and November for a small fee.   Contact the D.P.W. Office at 772-1528 for details.



HOW DO I DISPOSE OF FLUORESCENT BULBS & ENERGY SAVER BULBS?
Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury and must be brought to the Transfer Station during normal business hours for a fee of .50 cents year round.  Fluorescent bulbs also include the spiral energy saver bulbs.



WHAT IF I HAVE NO WAY OF TRANSPORTING MY OLD WASHING MACHINE OR BULKY ITEMS TO THE TRANSFER STATION?
The D.P.W. does offer "Bulky Waste Pick-up" on every other Friday from April to October.  Residents need to contact the D.P.W. at 772-1528 to schedule a pick-up.  The material must be curbside.  In addition to the disposal charges that would be incurred if the material had been brought to the Transfer Station, there is a small pick-up fee.



WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF OLD MEDICINE AND PRESCRIPTIONS?
DO NOT flush them down the toilet or sink!  Please bring them to the Greenfield Police Department, 321 High Street and deposit in bin located in the Lobby.  The Police Station is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.



HOW DO I DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTES?
If in doubt about as to what is and what is not hazardous, call the D.P.W at 772-1539.  A general guideline is below.  There is NO CHARGE for any of the items listed below.
  • Used motor oil can be brought to the Transfer Station
  • Antifreeze can be brought to the Transfer Station
Other items:  Items such as old pool chemicals, pesticides (including now banned pesticides), harsh cleaning chemicals, acids, mercury, thermometers, paint strippers, etc. may be taken to the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection site at the Water Pollution Control Plant 384 Deerfield St. week days from 7 am to 2:30 pm. Only wastes from Greenfield and Leyden residents are accepted at this site.  There is no charge but quantity limits may apply.  It is best to call 772-1539 in advance.