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Transfer Station

Staff / Members

  • Thorne Palmer
  • Melissa Griswold


  • Phone: 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
  • See map: Google Maps


Trash Stickers

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

Stickers cost $1.00 each and are available from the attendant. Stickers may also be available at retail locations in Charlemont.

The number of stickers required per bag size:

Kitchen size bag (up to 16 Gallons) = 1 sticker

Regular size trash bags ( up to 35 Gallons) = 2 stickers

Contractor Bags = 3 stickers


We are now participating in a compost program ! Compost pails are available at the transfer station and in the document section on this page is a list of the items you can compost. For more information talk to the transfer station attendants.

For those residents who want to compost at home:

Charlemont residents can purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin at a subsidized price of $25. The subsidized compost bin can be purchased at the Franklin County Solid Waste District. Visit https://franklincountywastedistrict.org/Composting for information on backyard composting and the District’s office location. The town encourages all residents to remove organic material from the trash and use a backyard compost bin. Approximately 25% of household trash is organic material that can be diverted to a compost bin.


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 $10-$40 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: FranklinCountyWasteDistrict.org/

Hazardous waste collection days


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

2024 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, REPAIR Guide is now online!


The guide was also inside the (4/18) Greenfield Recorder, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Athol Daily news; please consider saving your paper copy for reference throughout the year! Our annual Earth Day publication contains an accurate, up-to-date disposal guide with local (and beyond) resources, local recycling info, and hazardous waste collections, and features the Repair movement that's sweeping our area! Thank you to our advertisers and the newspapers for their support of our annual Earth Day Recycle Guide!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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

Clean Sweep Bulky Waste Information:

In the spring and fall on specific days at specific sites, residents from any District town may bring bulky items such as tires, appliances, scrap metal, furniture, carpeting, construction debris, computers, televisions, propane gas tanks, and other large items. Materials will be recycled whenever possible. Information is in the link below.


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, info@franklincountywastedistrict.org,

www.franklincountywastedistrict.org. MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY/TDD). The District is an equal opportunity provider.

Transfer Station

Town Calendar
Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 6:30 pm
Town Hall and Via phone conference
Posted to: Board of Selectmen
  • Attached File: Charlemont Selectboard 2024-04-22 Agenda
  • Attached File: Charlemont Selectboard -2024-04-22 Agenda Addition
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 7:00 pm
    Town Hall and Via phone conference
    Posted to: Board of Selectmen
    Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 4:00 pm
    Town Hall and Via phone conference
    Posted to: Finance Committee
  • Attached File: Charlemont Finance Committee and Select Board Agenda 2024-04-24
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 4:00 pm
    Hawley Town Hall
    Posted to: Town Hall
    Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 pm
    Via Zoom
    Posted to: Board of Health
  • Attached File: BOH Agenda 4-24-24
  • Tue, May 28, 2024, All Day
    Posted to: Board of Selectmen