Effective January 6, 2022, there will be a mask mandate for all public indoor spaces within the City of Holyoke.

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The Division of Waste and Recycling strives to integrate the mission and vision of the Department of Public Works by providing high-quality services with outstanding customer service to residents, schools, and businesses in Holyoke. By establishing comprehensive but attainable goals, we along with the citizens of Holyoke will continue to save resources, energy, and landfill space while reducing pollution and trash tonnage. From household trash to yard waste to hazardous waste, Holyoke is committed to providing services that result in waste handling that is processed and disposed of in a proper and environmentally friendly and economical manner.


The Yard Waste Facility will be open to the public on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 8:00am to 4:00pm and closing for the winter season on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00pm. We will have two tree drop off days (weather pending) on Saturday, January 8, 2022 and Sunday, January 9, 2022, at that time we will also be taking any yard waste brought in. Please note that unless we have a significant snowfall, we will continue to pick up yard waste, including trees, curbside through the 3rd week of January.

  • The Facility is located at the end of Berkshire Street near the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Residents will be required to bring their refuse disposal card and wear a face-mask while at the facility.
  • Grass clippings, weeds, twigs, and branches, oh my! We can help! Yard Waste Drop-Off Site Information is found here.

Please call the DPW at 413-322-5645 to verify the current hours of operation.


Bulk waste drop-off is available at DPW Headquarters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Closed for Lunch 12:00-12:30). Only one vehicle will be allowed in each bay at a time.
  • The Facility is located at 63 Canal Street, however, you must enter from North East Street.
  • Residents will be required to bring their refuse disposal card and wear a face-mask while at the facility.
  • Information to assist you for properly loading your vehicle for the Recycling Center. (Link)

Please call the DPW at 413-322-5645 to verify the current hours of operation.


What you put in your bins matters. Following is a link to your Smart Recycling Guide (Link)

Recycling or Trash? Recyclopedia: Here’s a link to help determine if it goes In the bin or not In the bin: (Link)

Frequently Asked Questions about Recycling in Massachusetts (Link)

Additional DPW Recycling Center Information – Earth911 provides information on hours, location, and helps you sort out the sometimes confusing world of recycling. (Link)


Hazardous Waste Collection Day: The next Hazardous Waste Collection day and hours of operation will be announced as scheduling permits. You must have an appointment to drop off your hazardous waste. Appointments can be made prior to the scheduled collection day by calling the DPW @ 413-322-5645. The Collection Facility is located at 63 Canal Street.

Our Health and Our Environment. Ever wonder how safe your common household items are? Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. Learn ways to properly dispose of them through Waste Management. (Link)

Homeowners Oil Spill Cleanup Guide (Link)

MassDEP: More information can be found from this link to MassDEP’s website concerning Hazardous Waste (Link).

Environmental Protection Agency: Everything you need to know! Includes information on recycling hazardous waste. Additional Web Resources  (Link)


The Department of Public Works collects trash Monday through Friday.

Please call the DPW at 322-5645 to find out the day for the weekly pick up on your street.

Frequently asked Trash and Recycling Questions – When will my trash be picked up? Where can I get a Recycling bin? Is there a fee to dump? And many more questions are answered here. (Link)

Curbside Acceptable/Unacceptable Information (Link) – Trying to figure out what to trash or recycle?  Learn more about which items are acceptable and which items are not.


Medical Waste Disposal (Link) for Disposal of Needles and Syringes – State Medical Waste Regulations forbid the disposal of Needles, Syringes, and Sharps Containers in household garbage or recycling bins. Note: For Holyoke Board of Health information concerning the Disposal of Needles and Syringes (Link)


Electronics Recycling  (Link) – Unwanted consumer electronics (cell and smartphones, computers and monitors, televisions, DVDs and MP3 players, pagers, PDAs and other devices) are the fastest-growing category of waste in Massachusetts. Learn about ways you can recycle or reuse these items.

Curbside Recycling  (Link) – Earth911 provides information for the residents of Holyoke about our Curbside Recycling Program.

Reduce and Reuse (Link) – The State of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection offers some great tips on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory (Link).

Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics, or other items that don’t belong in your household recycling bin? Don’t throw them away. Find out where to recycle, reuse, or re-purpose them in Massachusetts by entering the material(s) you want to recycle in the search box. (Link)

Recycling Partners (Link) – The Springfield Materials Recycling Facility exists to promote recycling and to advise the Department of Environmental Protection and the Materials Recycling Facility about enhancing and sustaining recycling in the region.


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