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Holyoke DPW Announces Opening of Yard Waste Facility and Dates for 2018 Hazardous Waste Drop-Off.

The City of Holyoke Department of Public Works is pleased to announce the Holyoke Yard Waste Facility, located at 1 Berkshire Street, is now open 7 days a week. The hours of operations are MondayFriday, 11:00am to 7:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Any city resident with a refuse disposal permit can use this site to dispose of grass clippings, weeds, hedge clippings, garden waste, and leaves, twigs, brush, and branches. Tree stumps, trash and dirt are not accepted at the yard waste facility. Branches must be less than 3 feet in length and cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter. Paper leaf bags are the only type of container that may be disposed of with any yard waste, plastic bags will not be accepted.

Also, Holyoke DPW will be holding Household Hazardous Waste Collections on Saturday June 9, 2018 and Saturday October 6, 2018. The collection will take place at the DPW Garage at 63 Canal Street from 9am to noon. The collection will be free of charge to Holyoke residents with a ten-gallon limit per household. Holyoke residents will be required to preregister with the DPW the week prior to the collection day.

Residents are asked to bring household materials such as pesticides, metal polishes, spot and upholstery cleaners, fluorescent light tubes, chlordane, antifreeze, brake fluid and other automotive products, moth balls, photo chemicals, rust inhibitors, rechargeable batteries, and pool and spa chemicals. All of these products are hazardous to the environment and are illegal to be poured down the drain or put in the trash.

The collection will not accept car batteries, asbestos, medicine or other medical waste, smoke detectors, gas cylinders, empty containers, or radioactive materials. For more information on how to dispose of these items, or to preregister, please call the DPW at 413-322-5645, during normal office hours, 8:30am -4:30pm.


Posted on April 8, 2018 by