Recycling Program & Twiss Street Transfer Station

Curbside Collection Information

Please remember the following:

Waste Banned Materials

Under the MassDEP solid waste regulations the following materials must not under any circumstances be mixed in with regular household trash or solid waste:
  • Asphalt pavement, brick & concrete
  • Cathode ray tubes (televisions and computer monitors)
  • Clean gypsum wallboard
  • Ferrous & non-ferrous metals
  • Glass & metal containers
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Leaves & yard waste
  • Recyclable paper, cardboard & paperboard
  • Single resin narrow-necked plastics
  • Treated & untreated wood & wood waste
  • White goods (large appliances)

Twiss Street Transfer Station and Recycling Center

Westfield residents may drop off any of the following at the Twiss Street facility. Residents must obtain a Transfer Station permit annually (valid July 1 – June 30). The recycling center is open to all Westfield residents, including apartment, condo and mobile home residents and curbside collection families. Transfer Station permit can be purchased at City Hall, Monday –Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Effective July 1, 2018 Transfer Station Permit is $25.00


Non-Accepted Materials at Twiss Street

The following items may not under any circumstances be accepted for disposal at the Twiss Street recycling center: An alternative destination must be sought:
  • Construction and Demolition Wastes - (Including shingles, siding of any kind, flooring, wood framing, wood cutoffs, roofing of any kind, paneling, wallboard, sheetrock, etc.)
  • Asbestos -containing materials
  • Non-metal fencing, such as stockade, picket or rail fencing, etc.
  • Tree, brush and wood wastes, etc.
  • Latex paints (residents may self-prepare for correct disposal in regular trash)
  • Household hazardous products - (For disposal options you may wish to contact NEDT Household Hazardous Products Collection Center at 190 East Main St. Westfield. 866-769-1621).

Accepted items not requiring an additional sticker

The following items can be brought to the facility with no additional sticker, Transfer Station permit required to enter facility:
  • Fluorescent Lamps, Ballasts, Transformers
  • Thermometers, Thermostats, Ni-Cad, Rechargeable Batteries
  • Spent Rechargeable Tools, “Button” Batteries
  • *Used Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Oil Filters, Car Batteries
  • Electronics: Stereo Equipment, etc.
  • All Curbside Recyclables
  • Oil Paint (First Saturday of the month ONLY)
  • Leaves and Grass Clippings (loose or in paper leaf bags only)
  • Bulky Rigid Plastics (plastic buckets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic toys & playhouses, etc.) NO METAL PARTS
  • Salvageable Clothing
  • Books for Charity
  • Bulky styrofoam packaging
  • Scrap Metal (reasonably clean of non-metal components)
  • Bulk Metal Items (obtain $10 sticker for refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.)
  • *Waste motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters, etc. are accepted on SATURDAYS ONLY

Accepted items requiring an additional sticker

A REMINDER: Residents must PRE-PAY for some items to help defray the disposal costs. Before bringing to the facility, a sticker must be obtained at City Hall, Business License Office, Room 217, (Mon-Fri. 9:00-5:00), or one of the Westfield Big Y stores. Effective January, 2018 a sticker is now required for flat screen T.V.’s or computer monitors.
Prices subject to change
  • All TVs and Computer Monitors screen smaller than 19 inches - $5.00
  • All TVs and Computer Monitors screen 19 - 35 inches - $10.00
  • All TVs and Computer Monitors screen larger than 36 inches - $25.00
  • Freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers - $10.00
  • Mattresses, boxsprings, upholstered furniture - $10.00
  • Propane gas cylinders (Only 20-pound size accepted) - $5.00
  • Tires with no rim - $2.00
  • Tires with rim - $3.00