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.

35gal Rule Reminder

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  • Weekly trash pick up First bag or barrel of trash at no charge 
  • (Maximum. volume 35-gallon barrel /max. weight 50 lbs.)Barrels larger than 35 gallons will not be picked up

  • 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

After the reinforcement of the 35 gallon trash barrel policy that was codified in 2008 by the Select Board, East Longmeadow has saved money and has saved over 350 tons of trash getting thrown in a landfill. Good job! Please keep up the good work!

Trash Data


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.

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Check out Recycle Smart MA for recycling info for Western MA. Recycle Smart MA

2019 Recycling Calendar