NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - After 43 years in service, the Northampton Landfill will close Friday, but where will your trash go now.
It opened in 1969 and it became a regional landfill in 1990. It will close Friday afternoon at three o'clock.
The closure will bring some changes for Northampton residents:
- Blue trash bags are now more expensive; as of April 15th, large bags went up a dollar, costing $3.00
- The transfer station on Locust Street will now take your household trash and recycling
- Hard to manage waste like tires or any other bulky waste will still go to Glendale Road on Saturdays
- Leaf and yard waste, you can still drop it off on the second and fourth Saturday's of the month
Jonathan Tauer of Northampton told 22News, "The new rules aren't going to affect me too much except for the main transfer station isn't going to take as much stuff."
"We have a contract with Chicopee landfill, that's where our trash will be going for the next two years," said Ned Huntley, the director of the Northampton DPW . "We have a one year contract with a one year renewable."
Huntley said the contract will only last two years. Chicopee is charging Northampton $65 per ton, but Northampton has to transport the trash to Chicopee.