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.

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.

April 22 is Earth Day! Lets celebrate our planet!


Starting Earth Day, we will give tips, promote local events, and let East Longmeadow residents know how we can help our planet every day for a month!

UMASS Earth Day

Earth Day events at Mystic Aquarium

Springfield Museum Earth Day Events



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  • 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. There is also battery collection at Town Hall, Library, and COA!
  • 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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