Transfer Station

Staff/ Members

Russell Kelly
Chris Evans



(413) 625-8231

Mailing Address

Town Hall, 157 Main Street
P.O. Box 677
Charlemont, MA 01339

Office Location

Charlemont Transfer Station
N River Road
Charlemont, MA




Trash bags

Charlemont requires the use of town trash bags for disposal at the town Transfer Station to offset the cost of this service.

Bags cost $2.00 each and are available from the attendant. Bags may also be available at retail locations in Charlemont.


Charlemont recycles

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Newsprint
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Tin, steel, and aluminum

Computers monitors and small televisions are taken for a fee, monitors tend to cost $10 and televisions tend to cost $15-$25 based on size. Contact the attendant for availability.

Visit the free book exchange and swap area.

For more information about recycling, hazardous waste collections, and other solid waste issues, please visit the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District at their website:

Additional information about recycling can be found at the Massachusetts Department. of Environmental Protection website at:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair Guide

The 2017 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink! guide is now online at:

The Springfield MRF Advisory Board has partnered with area newspapers to bring you the TENTH ANNUAL Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Guide!


In honor of Earth Day, the guide was inserted into the Hampshire Gazette, Greenfield Recorder, and Amherst Bulletin. It is currently inserted into newstand copies of the Shelburne Falls Independent, which you might still find in stores (I bought one this past weekend at McCusker's in Shelburne Falls.)


The guide features the "What Do I Do With...?" A-Z Disposal guide, which lists local and national resources to help you reuse, recycle, or properly dispose of hundreds of items.  The guide also includes accurate, up to date information on recycling, composting, and hazardous waste disposal in your town and beyond.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

As a resident of Charlemont you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year.

·         Pre-registration is required

·         To see the complete list of collection event dates, times and locations, go to



Bulky Items - Companies Offering Pickup & Disposal
If you have bulky items (mattresses, upholstered furniture, wood furniture, toilets, sinks, and carpet) that you are unable to transport to the Greenfield Transfer Station, or to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District's May and October "Clean Sweep" events, there are local companies that you can hire to pick up and properly dispose of the items.

You will be contracting directly with the private hauler and will be responsible for paying any pickup and disposal fees that are charged.  This is NOT a service provided by the Town of Charlemont. You are making a private arrangement with a private company to perform a service, and the Town does not control the fees that are charged.

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all companies that may provide this service, and does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation by the Town of Charlemont.  Companies are listed alphabetically.

Don Bascomb, 413-625-8386
M&M Removal, 413-773-7384  


Office Hours

Wednesday 3:00  - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. 

Additional Information

The Charlemont Transfer Station is located on North River Road in East Charlemont on the Shelburne town line.

For more information programs or events related to the Franklin County Solid Waste District: 413-772-2438,, MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD). The District is an equal opportunity provider.

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