Waste Reduction

The mission of the town of East Longmeadow is to provide waste management services, protect the environment, and promote recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for all generations.

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Remember...Trash/Recycling Delay for holidays. When a collection falls on a holiday, that day's collection and all remaining collections for the week, will be delayed one day. Fridays collection will take place on Saturday.  The pickup calendar is shown below.



  • Recycle your binders-Bring your old binders to any Office Depot or Office Max participating location. A store representative will exchange your old binder for a $2 instant savings for a same day binder purchase.
  • Plastic Cards- Don't throw away your old gift cards, cut up credit cards etc. Mail them to:Earthworks C/o Halprin Industries, 25840 Miles Rd, Bedford, OH 44126
  • Recycle your Tyvek envelopes! Turn inside out and address to Tyvek Recycle, 8401 Ford Darling Rd, Richmond, VA 23237
  • Old Holiday String Lights- Recycle broken lights at Holidayleds Recycle Program , 118 Rosehill Dr, Suite 1, Jackson, MI 49202
  • Textile Mail In Program- Another way to recycle your old clothes, bedding, curtains, stuffed animals. DonateStuff.com
  • Battery/bulb collection- The Transfer station collects small batteries(hearing aid, rechargeable, mercury etc), thermostats, and florescent bulbs with a sticker. Give to attendant.
  • Weekly trash pick up First bag or barrel of trash at no charge (max. volume 35-gallon/max. weight 50 lbs.)
  • Excess trash disposed for $1.75/bag (33 gallon)
  • Official Green Town Trash Bags available at local stores such as Walgreens, Big Y, Rocky’s, AW Browns, CVS. 
  • Unlimited amount of recycling.
  • Do not put your recyclables in plastic bags, put them directly into container.

For Recycling or trash questions/information, contact the Health Dept at 413-525-5400 ext. 1103.

For Transfer Station Information, contact the DPW at 413-525-5400 ext. 1200

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