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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Pellet Bag Recycling

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On Saturday January 13th, 2018 the Amherst Department of Public Works is holding a free, pellet bag drop-off event. Between the hours of 8am and 2pm, residents of Amherst, Pelham and Shutesbury will be allowed to bring used wood pellet bags to the Amherst Transfer Station at 740 Belchertown Road. Residents will not need to display a Transfer Station Sticker to participate.  D.P.W. staff will be on hand to assist unloading.

Bags must be:   Wood Pellet bags only- No other form of bag will be accepted.

                          Empty - Shake all pellets out of the bags or cut the bottoms out.

                          Dry - Wet bags will not be accepted.

                          Consolidated - Cut the tops off a few bags and stuff them full or stack bags on top of each other and tie with string.                        

 All pellet bags collected at the event will then be transported to Gold Circuit E-Cycling in Palmer MA for recycling.

 Amherst’s Recycling and Refuse Management Committee will be holding a similar event at the annual Sustainability Festival in April 2018.  Any bags accumulated after the January event may be  brought to the RRMC event in April with similar restrictions as above.

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