What to do with...
Longmeadow operates a waste reduction program. It is important to know when items can be recycled verses disposed.
Please see our what to do with items document for a list of how to handle disposing/recycling
Recyclopedia for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
The following batteries are hazardous and accepted in specially marked containers at the Recycing Center, Library, and Town Hall
|Button Batteries||Lithium Batteries|
|Rechargeable Batteries||Mercury Batteries|
Alkaline Batteries can be thrown into the regular curbside trash.
Paper and cardboard must be clean and dry in order to be recycled. Place out on the curb on paper/cardboard recycling weeks. Cardboard must be flattened and cut down to no larger than 3'x3'. Do not put into plastic bags.
Styrofoam is not recyclable and should be put in curbside trash.
Plastic Bag Recycling in Retail Stores Only
Never put plastic bags in your blue recycling bins, or put recyclables inside plastic bags. Put recyclables directly into your blue bins.
Medication and Sharps
Unwanted medication is accepted at the Longmeadow Police Station, 34 Williams Street.
Sharps/needles may NOT be placed in the household trash, contact the Board of Health for more information 413-565-4140. There is also a sharps box drop off site at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 211 Maple Road.
Tree Debris and Yard Waste
The Longmeadow Recycle Center has a yard waste pile for any tree debris or yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, etc.). Branches may not be larger than 3 inches in diameter. In the fall, the town opens a leaf sit down on West Road for leaves only (Recycle Center Pass is required). All other times a year leaves should be brought to the Recycle Center.
If a tree belt tree drops a large branch, the DPW can be contacted, 413-567-3400 or email@example.com. The DPW will not collect branches/debris that is not from a town owned tree.
Latex paint can be left at curbside with your weekly trash. Remove the lid and let dry completely to a solid state. To aid in drying, add kitty litter to paint and stir. You may leave the paint cans out at the curb (not in a container/blue bag/town cart).
Oil based paint is considered Hazardous Waste, please see our program with NEDT for disposal