The month of November started off by reminding Massachusetts residents of the new law prohibiting the old way of disposing mattresses and other textiles.

For information on that new law click here.

As we approach the first day of December, the City of Pittsfield is reminding residents now of more changes.

As a reminder, the temporary drop-off period for residential yard waste at the Casella transfer station ends Thursday, Dec. 1.

The transfer station is located at 500 Hubbard Ave. The remaining hours of operation are as follows:

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday; and

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday.

Customers must provide proof of residency in Pittsfield with a valid ID, or an ID combined with matching name on utility bill, or another similar document.

This service is not meant for contractors or businesses to drop off yard waste. 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, please call the Department of Public Services and Utilities at 413-499-9330.

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