Transfer Station & Recycling Center

Egrermont Transfer Station swap shop

You must have a transfer station decal affixed to your vehicle. You can obtain a decal by visiting the Select Board office in Town Hall or by calling 413-528-0182 ext 17.

Whether you take your material yourself or have a hauler bring it to the Transfer Station, you must separate your trash and follow all the rules stated on the signs in front of the various dumpsters. Egremont's recycling program must be adhered to; the Town is fined for failure to recycle correctly. Ask the transfer station operators on duty or phone Town Hall if you have questions. Please be kind to the attendants; they are only enforcing the rules. Please remember the following:

  • Follow all state waste bans.
  • Use the trash compactor for bagged trash only - no loose trash
  • Use the paper bin for paper products
  • Use the bottle and cans bin for recycling glass, plastic, aluminum, and carton containers.
  • You are encouraged to compost your kitchen scraps and bring them to the community compost bin at the Transfer Station. Please put your compost in the space between the concrete barriers. Do not toss it in front of the barriers. Compost does not include plastic - only food waste.
  • If you plan to browse the Swap Shop, please do not abandon your vehicle in front of the compactor and recycling bins. Doing so is disrespectful to others needing to depose their trash.
  • Fees are charged for certain dumped items. Before dumping anything in the C and D and Metals bins, please check with the operators.

Please DO NOT include these items in your recycling mix:

  • Plastic bags, trays, cups
  • Anti-freeze and motor oil bottles
  • Black plastic
  • Plastics over 2.5 gallons
  • Paper frozen food packaging

You can now recycle textiles. There are separate bins for them.

Remember to drive slowly and carefully when going up and down the access road to the Transfer Station.

To learn more about Mini-Site Collections and the Center for Ecological Technology Events Schedule, recycling, including the recent addition of textiles, composting, and quick access to helpful resources, check the Board of Health and Green Committee pages.