Saturday, August 27, 2016

Amherst Solid Waste Survey

TO:  Residents, businesses, employees, and other members of the Amherst community
FROM: Recycling and Refuse Management Committee (RRMC), Town of Amherst

If you live or work in Amherst, we need your help! Regional landfills are closing, and there is growing awareness of the need to preserve our financial and material resources as well as protect the environment and our health through the responsible management of resources and waste.

Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey at (click on the blue bin at the bottom of the page), and let us know:
  • how you currently manage your waste
  • your opinions about waste reduction proposals
  • how you would like to help promote Zero Waste in Amherst
Also, public input to our recently released Solid Waste Master Plan (see be accepted until September 30.  Your feedback about the plan’s proposals, including suggestions for promoting recycling and waste reduction in Amherst, can be submitted viathe RRMC survey, sent to publicworks@amherstma.govor presented at a meeting of the RRMC.

For questions about the Recycling and Refuse Management Committee or the Solid Waste Master Plan, or to help with community outreach, contact John Root, RRMC Chair, at or (413) 961-9059.

For information about recycling and Amherst Transfer Station services, visit For information and registration instructions for the Household Hazardous Collection Day at the Transfer Station from 9 AM until noon on September 15 (the registration deadline is September 1), see: