There is no public solid waste or recycling pickup in Dalton. Instead residents either use private haulers for their solid waste or recycling pickup or they purchase a sticker for access to the Dalton Transfer Station. As of July 1, 2022, the Transfer Station is now run by the Town of Dalton.
In 2021, a Dalton Solid Waste and Recycling Committee was formed to address solid waste issues affecting town residents. They meet at least quarterly and are currently working on issues such as the contract to run the transfer station, expansion of recycling to private hauler contracts, transfer station improvements, and expansion of additional waste diversion options to residents.
*NOTE: the Transfer station does not accept “white goods” (refrigerators, freezers, AC units) or TVs / monitors. You can try Sayers Auto Wrecking on Potter Mt. Rd. in Lanesboro (443-5200) for the former, and the Salvation Army (448-4900) for certain TVs, and Lenox Valley WTF (637-1101) but be sure to call first.
CHANGES TO TRANSFER STATION AS OF 7/1/2022
The Town of Dalton will be taking over management of the Transfer Station as of July 1, 2022, while the current operator, Casella Waste Systems, continues to perform hauling and disposal services.
One new option will be making a transition to Stickers for bags instead of the blue bags to reduce the plastic waste. Any Blue bags residents already have will still be accepted.
Another new option is the ability to purchase Annual Car Permits and Bag Stickers, as well as Bulky Waste Items, online via the Town’s website. Residents will just need to print their receipt and take it to the Transfer Station during normal business hours:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:00PM-6:00PM
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00AM-4:00PM
The Transfer Station prices will remain the same this year, but we hope the costs will decrease in the future. We are offering a 5% discount off of the first Annual Car Permit, only if purchased online. Residents can still purchase car permits and bag stickers at the Transfer Station with a check.
We are now offering Recycle Only car permits. These are for residents who ONLY want to use the Transfer Station for Recycling. Remember that if you wish to dispose of trash or bulky waste items in addition to recycling, you will need to purchase an Annual Car Permit.
To purchase annual car permits, bag stickers and bulky waste disposal online, please click https://unipaygold.unibank.com/CustomerInfo.aspx?Customerid=2232
In the future, we are looking to have more waste services available to Dalton residents, such as household hazardous waste, electronics, textiles, mattresses, etc.
Anyone with questions can call the Highway Department at 413-684-6111 ext. 502
COSTS FOR TRANSFER STATION USE
(for both Solid Waste and Recycling)
Vehicle stickers are required to use the transfer station for both solid waste and recycling. Stickers are available for purchase to Dalton residents from the Transfer Station Attendant or online and are valid from July 1st through June 30th . Dalton is a “Pay as you Throw” community, meaning that Bag Stickers must be attached to your garbage bags. They are available to purchase both in 30-gallon and 15-gallon sticker.
Checks should be payable to “Town of Dalton”.
FY23 Vehicle Sticker Prices (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)
– $119.19 for first vehicle in household, if purchased at Transfer Station
– $113.23 for first vehicle in household, if purchased online
– $41.46 for second sticker for the same address is available at a reduced cost of $41.46
– If paying by check at the Transfer Station, make out checks to “Town of Dalton”
FY23 Bag Stickers (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)
In previous years, we have sold Blue Bags to put your garbage bag into. In order to reduce plastic waste, we are now changing to stickers. The Transfer Station will continue to accept the Blue Bags if you have some left.
– 30-Gal Bag (Large) – $4.15 each ($20.75 for package of 5)
– 15-Gal Bag (Small) – $3.42 each ($17.10 for package of 5)
The Transfer Station accepts some bulky waste items at a per item cost, listed here. Note that it does not accept items containing CFCs. Refer to “OTHER WASTE ITEMS” (below) for more information on items not included in list.
Residents are required to purchase a sticker in order to recycle at the Dalton Transfer Station which gives residents unlimited recycling access at no additional charge. Click here for a detailed list of recyclables.
For information on recyclables that cannot go in your recycling bin, please visit Beyond the Bin
OTHER WASTE ITEMS
Household Hazardous Waste
The Dalton Transfer Station does not accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Instead, Dalton works with Pittsfield to provide at least one HHW day a year to Dalton residents at no charge, usually in the Fall. The next HHW is currently scheduled for October 23, 2021 and we will post more information on that event as soon as more information is available. Note that Latex paint can be disposed of at the transfer station if it is dried into a solid state first.
Concrete – Residents can contact Lenox Valley WTF (413 637-1101) for pricing and logistics.
Items with CFCs – The transfer station does not accept refrigerators, freezers or AC units that are charged with CFC
Car Batteries are accepted at most auto part stores. Call ahead to see if there is a fee.
TVs/Monitors: Salvation Army may accept certain TVs and monitors. Call 413 448 4900 for more information. Lenox Valley WTF also accepts TV/Monitors for a fee- call (413) 637-1101 for more information.