The colder temperatures are becoming a reality in the Berkshires and autumn is in full swing.

One of the best parts about fall in the Berkshires is the stunning fall foliage. The Berkshires sees over 2.5 million visitors annually, with a large portion of folks coming for the autumn season. While the vibrant colors of changing leaves provide an amazing backdrop, they also happen to be a pain in the butt when they finally do fall.

The yard clean-up before the snow falls produce tons of yard clippings and waste that you can't just throw in the trash.

Here is Where You Can Dispose of Your Yard Waste in Pittsfield, MA

For 2022, Pittsfield has finalized an agreement with Casella Waste Systems, allowing residents to temporarily drop off yard waste at the transfer station located at 500 Hubbard Ave.

This service will begin Thursday, Sept. 29, and end Saturday, Dec. 1, 2022.

It is necessary to end this seasonal temporary service as indicated above to allow for the owner and operator of the facility, Casella Waste Systems, to begin the restructuring of the facility as it transitions away from an incinerator operation
Commissioner Ricardo Morales,
Department of Public Services and Utilities.
The transfer station’s hours of operation are as follows:
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday;
• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday; and
• 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday.
To drop off waste, you must provide proof of residency in Pittsfield with a valid ID or an ID combined with a matching name on a utility bill, or another similar document.
This service is not meant for contractors or businesses to drop off yard waste, therefor commercial vehicles will not be allowed to drop off yard waste.
Residents will be required to empty bags into designated containers. The items listed below are acceptable:
• tree trimming/branches;
• leaves, and house/garden plants; and
• brush and grass clippings.
The items listed below are NOT considered yard waste:
• soil, sod, or other similar materials;
• bricks, stones, or other similar materials; and
• plastic bags.
For more information, residents call the Department of Public Services and Utilities at 413-499-9330.

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