Not sure what can be collected?
Under Contractual Obligations, the City of Holyoke’s Contract with COVANTA Energy dictates acceptable waste items we can collect curbside from residential homes. The contract also mandates what is unacceptable waste in accordance with Federal, State and local laws. The following information is provided for clarification.
Acceptable waste shall mean all solid waste, garbage bags, trash, rubbish & refuse that is normally disposed of by or collected from residential, commercial & institutional establishments & certain types of industrial, construction or demolition waste. Except that acceptable waste does not include the categories of unacceptable waste described below & material banned from disposal by regulation 310 CMR 19.017.
Any waste defined as hazardous in 40 CFR 261.3 (1983) or in any successor regulation or by the US Environmental Protection Agency or classified as toxic substance or toxic waste or prohibited from the disposal at the facility as designated by any local, state or federal agency having jurisdiction over the facility. This includes mercury bearing “Universal Wastes” such as fluorescent lamps, thermostats, and batteries. Radioactive waste or materials or hazardous waste regulated under 42 U.S.C. sections 6921-6925 & regulations adopted there under, or any Federal, state or local law. “Hazardous substances” defined in 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. & any regulations promulgated there under. Massachusetts state regulation 310 CMR 19.017 prohibits the disposal or transfer for disposal of the following materials.
We do not accept any of these items:
- Painted or stained wood Yard Waste Narrow-neck plastic containers Boilers
- Masonry Sheetrock Cesspool Waste
- Oil sludge & waste oil
- Glass containers Lead acid batteries White goods (appliances) Brick Pipe Stone Shot gun shells
- Combustible dust (saw dust)
- Recyclable paper Metal containers Cathode ray tubes (crts) Insulation
- Plaster Shingles Fuel (kerosene, gas & wax)
- Human Waste
- Animal Waste
- Pathological infectious waste
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Last Updated on February 13, 2013 by EileenP