Effective August 1st, bag stickers will no longer be sold at the City’s residential transfer stations (located at 125 Locust Street Northampton and 170 Glendale Road Florence). Instead, residents can obtain official medium and large blue trash bags at 14 local stores. In addition, official mini-bags can be purchased through the Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s office (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00).
After September 1st 2011, household trash will have to be placed in the City’s blue bags to be accepted for disposal. Residents should try to use up their bag stickers prior to this date. After 9/1/11, bag stickers will be accepted for bulky waste disposal at the Northampton landfill or redeemed for official trash bags
at the Department of Public Works (DPW).
Disposal costs will not change. Throwing away a small bag of household trash will still cost $.50, a medium bag (kitchen size) will still cost $1.00 and a large bag (barrel size) will still cost $2.00. These bags will be sold in packages for $10.00 each (20 small bags, 10 medium bags, or 5 large bags per package).
2011-2012 vehicle permits are now available from transfer station Attendants and at the DPW office. The cost will remain at $25.00 for residents and $5.00 for seniors (62 years or older).