Mayor Richard Kos and the Chicopee DPW are proposing the establishment of a recycling center at the DPW headquarters at Baskin Drive.
The City Council discussed funding Tuesday night, which would be around $128,000.
Kos and the DPW are proposing the money come from the city’s Free Cash account.
The Chicopee landfill is expected to close at the end of this year.
Officials said a recycling center will enable residents to drop off certain recyclable materials locally, rather than have to go out of town.
It will not accept any trash.