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Transfer Station

Transfer Station

                                                         HOURS of OPERATION: 

                                                       Sat.  8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. and

                                               Seasonally on Wed. 3:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 

                                            (2nd Wed. in April to the first Wed. in October)

Transfer Station Attendant - Lori Hathaway (413) 296-4229



Effective May 6, 2020 Governor Baker issued an order requiring individuals to wear face coverings in public places. Any person who is in a place open to the public in the Commonwealth, when unable to maintain a distance of approximately six feet from every other person, shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.

The use of a face covering does not replace important social distancing measures. All individuals must continue to maintain more than 6 feet of distance from other people; wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and stay home when sick.


December 1st is the last day for METAL and DEMOLITION MATERIAL until the spring.



Recycling is mandatory in the Town of Chesterfield per Order of the Board of Health.


The Board of Health has adopted a 50% recycling goal – Thank you for recycling!

Chesterfield Board of Health 50% Recycling Goal

In 2017, the Board of Health established a 50% recycling goal with the intent of increasing quantity and improving the quality of the materials being recycled at the transfer station.  In 2020, the Town had a recycling rate of 26.6%.

Most residents are conscientious about recycling and believe that they are properly recycling.  The Board of Health encourages you to be aware of recycling’s “Most Unwanted”.  Bagging recycling in plastic bags is one of the most common problems at the Springfield Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF).

Residents are reminded to keep these items out of your recycling bin:

  • ·         No Plastic Bags in with recycling– they bind up sorting material at the MRF
  • ·         No Placement of Recycling in Plastic Bags
  • ·         No Cords or wrapping items – these shut down MRF rollers
  • ·         No Loose Shredded Paper – this is unable to be contained at the MRF
  • ·         Keep non-recyclable plastics out of the MRF container.
    •  No Plastic Containers that contained a hazardous material – i.e. windshield washer fluid, bleach, nail polish, motor oil, etc.
    •   No colored/opaque Plastic Cups – place in trash
    •   No black plastic containers – place in trash
  •  No wet-strength paper – soda and beer sleeves and paper items from the frozen food section of the grocery store are reinforced with plastic to prevent them from collapsing when wet.  These cannot be recycled into paper.
  • ·         No food waste in containers – Please rinse. Clean pizza boxes - okay. Pizza in the box is not!
  • ·         No scrap metal – it damages recycling equipment.  Place in metal bin.
  • ·         No ceramics, drinking glasses, canning jars. Consider donating to Goodwill or the Salvation Army stores.
  • ·         No fluorescent light bulbs or CRTs – see attendant for special collection area.  Mercury bulbs that are broken have had the mercury released.  Place broken bulb in with your household trash.
  • ·         No aerosol cans – place in trash

In    In addition to properly recycling, the Board of Health encourages residents to be mindful to REDUCE waste and to do all that you can to RE-USE products or re-purpose them.  To help reduce your food waste, the Board of Health offers Town residents discounted pricing on Earth Machine Compost Bins.  The Town offers the bins for $25 (retail $99) through the HRMC.  To place your order, call or email the HRMC Administrator with your name, street address, (mailing address, if different) and phone number.  HRMC email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone:  413-685-5498

When in doubt – ask Lori, our attendant.  She’s glad to answer your recycling questions.

When in doubt – ask Lori, our attendant.  She’s glad to answer your recycling questions.






1.   Annual Transfer Station Vehicle Sticker:                       $ 25.00

      Additional Vehicle Stickers:                                           $   5.00


 2.      Punch Card Bag Fees:  The Town of Chesterfield uses a “residents only” punch card, pay-per-bag system for household waste disposal.  Punch cards cost $30 each and each card contains:  ten 30-gallon bag fees of $2 each and ten 15-gallon bag punches at $1 each.


 3.      Punch Card Sources: Punch cards can be purchased from the attendant at the site during regular transfer station hours only.  Note:  cash is used to pay for the disposal and/or recycling of all other items! 


4.    Larger Loads (brought in by Station Wagon or pick-up truck)

                 Full Pick-up Truck      (8 ft. bed)                                $ 75.00

                 Compact Size, ½ Full or more Pick-up Truck            $ 50.00

                ½ Load or Less                                                            $ 25.00

                Full Station Wagon Loads                                           $ 25.00 



      You must speak with attendant prior to dumping. 


      For larger loads please contact a local hauler. 


      No dumping of leaves or brush at the site is allowed!  



5.    Miscellaneous Large Item Disposal

                 Mattresses & Box Springs (All Sizes)                        $ 40.00


Note: Residents can save $15.00 per mattress if they want to bring a DRY mattress directly to the Williamsburg Transfer Station.  Cost is $25.00/mattress (any size) made payable by check to “Town of Williamsburg”.  The Williamsburg Transfer Station is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Williamsburg has a mattress-recycling program. Save $$$ and help the environment!


                 Couches (2 or more seats)                                          $ 20.00

                 Stuffed Chairs                                                             $ 10.00

                  Misc. Small Furniture, Chairs, etc.                             $   5.00

                  Toilets, Tubs, Sinks                                                    $ 20.00

                 Cabinets, scrap lumber, doors                                     $ 10.00 - $20.00

                 Rugs and Misc. Other Bulky Items                            $   5.00

 Prices for unlisted items will be determined by the attendant.  Place items in the proper open top box at site.


6.    Scrap/Large Metal Item Recycling Fees


Refrigerators and Freezers*                 


$ 30.00 (doors removed)

Air Conditioners & Dehumidifiers* 


$ 25.00

Washing Machines                               


$ 15.00



$   5.00

Small Metal Appliances                       


$   4.50

Dryers and  Stoves                               


$ 15.00

Water Tanks                                         


$ 15.00

                  Lawn Mowers/Snow blowers /Roto Tillers               $ 10.00 (gas & oil removed)

                 Wood stoves (Cleaned out)                                        $ 10.00

                 Small pieces of metal, stovepipe, sheet metal, etc.     $   5.00

 Prices for unlisted items determined by attendant.  * Town pays cost of Freon Removal. 


7.    Electronics Recycling - Please do not take units apart before recycling


                Television Sets (up to 20”)                  


$   5.00

Large Screen Television Sets (over 20”)


$ 10.00

Consoles and Large Screen Televisions


$ 20.00

Computer Screens, Printers, and CPU’s


8.    Tire Recycling Program


$   5.00

Passenger Tires (with or without rim)


$   3.00

                 Truck Tire (over 18 – 25 inches)          


$ 12.50

                Truck Tire with Rim                            


$ 10.00

                Motorcycle Tires                                  


$   2.00

           Larger tires are very expensive and must be priced by the HRMC.


9.    Propane Tank and Fire Extinguisher Recycling (See attendant)               Empty 1 lb. (Free) and 20 lb. Propane Tanks ($5.00 each) and household fire extinguishers (Free) are collected for recycling through an HRMC program. 


10.    Paint Recycling (No Charge – See attendant)


The Town of Chesterfield, through the HRMC, has paint recycling available between May 1 and October 15.  We accept oil based paints and stains only.  Latex paint cans that are open and dry may be disposed of in the trash.  Latex paint cans that are completely empty and brushed clean can be placed in the metals container.  


11.    Universal Waste Recycling (No Charge - See attendant)


Rechargeable batteries, button and lithium batteries, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights (spirals); mercury containing devices – thermometers, thermostats, and ballasts containing PCBs are recycled through an HRMC program. 


Alkaline, Carbon zinc, and zinc chloride batteries (all sizes:  AAA, AA, C, D, 9- Volt and lantern) can go in the bagged trash.


12.  Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events (No Charge – pre-registration required) 

      The HRMC holds an annual HHW collection each fall and offers Chesterfield residents the opportunity to participate in at least six other HHW collection events in the region.  Pre-registration is required for all events. For more information contact HRMC.  Please see the attachment below for the schedule of HHW events.


13.  Recycling of Paper and Containers (No Charge – place in proper container)        The Board of Health has adopted a recycling goal of 50%.  Please do your part to help attain this goal.  Please do not place recycling in plastic bags.  


Please Recycle these Paper Items:  Clean papers, magazines/catalogs, greeting cards/gift wrap/gift tissue paper (no foils or metallic), phone books (covers OK), shredded paper (in paper bags), cardboard, paperboard, clean pizza boxes.  (Paper clips, staples, and metal spirals are OK)  


Please Recycle these Containers:  Metal cans, foil, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles/jars/tubs/jugs, clear plastic hinged containers (clamshells), empty aerosol cans(health, beauty, food only).  Labels and caps on bottles are OK.  


14.  NO THANKS – Do Not Recycle These Items:  Eye glasses (often collected at Banks and Offices), sunglasses, plastic cups, plastic tubes, flower pots, polystyrene foam, plastic hangers, metal pots and pans (place in metals container), ceramic items, plastic bags (return to grocery store), plastic utensils, black plastic food trays, small plastic vitamin or pill containers.  Do not recycle any container larger than 2.5 gallons or any plastic container that previously held a hazardous waste.  Do not recycle any cords.  



Blue Recycle Bins are available from the attendant at site. Cost $2.00 each.

Clean clothing and textiles may be left in the Salvation Army Box. 

Recycle your books, DVDs, CDs and records in the Book Bin 

Questions – Need Help? Contact the Chesterfield Board of Health or the HRMC at (413) 685-5498 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   To learn more about household recycling please visit the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility website at www.springfieldmrf.org



Composting is easy and affordable.  Earth Machine Compost Bins are available to Chesterfield residents for the subsidized price of $25.00 through the HRMC.  In addition, annual composting displays are offered through the HRMC.  Please see the attachment below to learn more about composting and the Earch Machine Composting Bin.