Transfer Station

The Transfer Station, located at 86 Cumberland Rd., provides a drop-off location for residents to properly dispose of items not collected curbside such as computers and TVs, mattresses, demolition material, bulky rigid plastics, food compost, leaves and brush, fluorescent lights, metal, and hazardous wastes such as paint and waste oil.

Residents who want to use the Transfer Station must purchase an annual transfer station windshield decal for $20 at the Department of Public Works office at 189 Wells St. or at the Transfer Station itself, at 86 Cumberland Rd.


  • Tuesday-Friday,  11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Except from January 15 through March 15, when it closes at noon.)
  • Sunday and Monday, closed.

  • Bulky Curbside Collection:
    • Items included in this collection: plus a $13.00 fee per stop
    • Sofas ($15.00)• Overstuffed chairs ($10.00)
    • Mattresses or box springs ($20.00 each)
    • Televisions ($20.00) Console ($25.00)
    • Stoves, dryers, washing machines ($5.00)
    • Refrigerators, air conditioners ($15.00)
  • Items not included in this collection:
    • Demolition materials
    • Brush
    • Automobile Parts, motorcycles, cars
    • Chemicals
  • This special collection is by appointment every other Friday and will run from May 6 through October 28. The homeowner will need to call 772-1528 to give list of items to be collected and at that time the DPW will give the homeowner a scheduled date for curbside collection of the approved items and total cost which must be pre-paid and is non-refundable.
  • Greenfield offers many ways to reduce the cost of trash, through recycling and composting programs.
  • Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don't belong in your household recycling bin? Find out where to recycle, reuse, or re-purpose them in Massachusetts - Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory >>
  • The Recyclopedia allows residents to search for items and get answers to their questions about whether an item is recyclable or not. The answers in the Recyclopedia are a reflection of what the MRF operators in MA and other recycling industry experts have said are or are not recyclable in a typical single stream recycling MRF. There are currently over 700 searchable items in the database (we started with 400!). This is the reason I am writing to you today.

The Transfer Station makes it easy to drop off your compostable materials, just follow these guidelines:

DO bring:

  • Meat, fish, bones, dairy, eggs, and eggshells.
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Bread, rice, and pasta.
  • Tea bags, coffee grounds, and paper filters.
  • Soiled or waxed cardboard.
  • Paper towels and napkins.
  • Paper egg cartons.
  • Paper plates and cups (no lids or straws).
  • Small wooden fruit crates.
DO NOT bring:

  • Plastic bags, wrappers, or plastic wrap (recycle this at local stores).
  • Liquids.
  • Plastic utensils.
  • Styrofoam, plastic cups, or plates.
  • Pet wastes or bedding.
  • Trash.
  • Plastic, metal, or glass (recycle this!).
You can find information about composting at home here.