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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Transfer Station and COVID-19

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Transfer Station and COVID-19

The Town continues to keep the Transfer Station open to the public. The following changes will begin on Thursday May 21st. 

The Transfer Station will only accept checks and exact cash for all services

The following services will not be available:

            -Salvation Army drop box.

            -Styrofoam

            -Book Shed

            -Take it or leave it

            -flower pots

The following service will be restricted:

Mattress and Box Spring disposal will be limited to a total of 4 per customer a day.  Companies that need to dispose of more can make an appointment by calling 259-3050 ext 0.  Appointments will be made on Wednesday and Fridays.

All other items will be accepted.  Please remember that the Transfer Station is not as  busy in the morning hours.

The changes implemented at the Transfer Station are either due to closure of facilities that receive these items, or to maintain safety for both Amherst employees and Transfer Station visitors.  We are working hard to provide services, yet minimize customer time spent at the Transfer Station.  To that end, please remember these important tips:

  • Social distancing shall be observed.  Masks should be worn at all times if social distancing is not possible.
  • Minimize trips to the Transfer Station as much as possible to reduce the number of customers on-site at any time.
  • Organize materials prior to arriving at the facility to minimize the time spent on-site.  Have things presorted and ready to be disposed of.
  • Do not linger at the Transfer Station; it is not a location to catch up with neighbors or friends. 

Further information regarding the adjusted operations at the Transfer Station are listed on the Amherst website.

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