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  1. Pellet Bag Recycling Event

    January 14, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Amherst Transfer Station

    The Amherst Department of Public Works will hold a free, pellet bag drop-off event for at Amherst, Pelham and Shutesbury residents. Ownership of a transfer station permit is NOT needed to participate in this special collection event. Other important information: Only wood pellet bags will be recycled. Bags must be empty. Shake out any remaining pellets or cut the bottom of the bag off. Bags must be dry. Wet bags will not be accepted. Please consolidate bags by stacking bags flat and tying with string, or rolling stacks and inserting multiple rolls into a single, empty pellet bag. Public works staff will be on hand to assist with unloading. After the event, bags will be transported to Gold Circuit E-Cycling in Ludlow, MA for further processing. Amherst’s Recycling and Refuse Management Committee will hold a second collection event during the 2017 Sustainability Festival in April. Bags accumulated after the January event will be accepted during the Festival

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