NEW TRANSFER STATION POLICY. The Selectboard has created new procedures for the purchasing of car permit decals, and these changes take effect October 7th, 2023. Permits will need to be purchased through the Town Offices (not Town Hall) and will require a vehicle registration. Each permit holder will be given 104 free trash bag stickers, which is the equivalent of 2 free 35 gallon bags of trash per week. Please read more about the new policy and procedures here, and you can view the transfer station public forums here.
CLICK HERE FOR AN ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VEHICLE PERMIT DECALS You do not need to fill out this application if you are coming in person, only if you mail it in or use the dropbox.
There is a 'Clean Sweep' bulky waste day coming up on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information.
The Transfer Station is located at 186 Old Cricket Hill Road and is open to receive trash and recyclables on the days listed above.
Your Transfer Station Attendants:
- Brian Aldrich
- Fredric Brown
- Jeff Clairemont
- Thomas Eaton
- Tim Fisk
- Troy Lucier
The transfer station is now managed under the Selectboard by the Town Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 369-4235 x3. Conway is part of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District (FCSWMD) which is responsible for our hauling and disposal contracts.
As a resident of Conway you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events each year. As a member of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District, there are reciprocal agreements that allow Conway residents to participate in collections held in other Pioneer Valley towns. Pre-registration is required for all HHW collection events. To see the complete list of regional collection event dates, times and locations visit the Franklin County Waste District website.
The State of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has instituted Waste Bans, which are materials which are not allowed to be disposed of in the trash. These bans were instituted beginning in 1990 and are updated as the need arises. The newest waste bans are for mattresses, textiles and food waste produced in quantities over a half ton per week. Here is a quick fact sheet on these bans.
All of Conway's recyclables go to the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for sorting and selling to an end market. The MRF has a MRF Advisory Board or MAB which is in charge of educational materials for all municipalities which use the MRF. The MAB recently created four new short videos explaining how different materials are sorted, one on containers, one on paper & cardboard, one on what happens to recycled materials, and the last on recycling's most unwanted. These videos can all be found on the MRF website, and are truly useful guides.
The town manages many different materials at our transfer station; please click on the pictures below to find out more about how to properly dispose of these items.