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Post-landfill program highlights

NORTHAMPTON — Here’s are some highlights of the city’s new solid waste management program set to take effect April 15.

∎ Locust Street transfer station will be open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Glendale Road transfer station will be open Saturdays only from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

∎ Vehicle permit fee unchanged at $25; needs-based discount stays the same.

∎ Blue bags to go up 50 percent. Large bags will be $3, medium bags $1.50 and small bags 75 cents.

∎ Locust Street becomes the only place to dispose of solid waste and recycling. The station will continue to accept small scrap metal, used oil, antifreeze and batteries, vehicle batteries and used books.

∎ Glendale Road will open Saturdays only for difficult-to-manage waste using a fee system. Some examples are tires, scrap metal, cathode ray tubes and electronics, propane tanks and refrigerators.

∎ A leaf and yard waste program for residents will be open at Glendale as many as 18 Saturdays throughout the year. The program is free with a vehicle permit.

∎ Food waste composting will be free to residents who purchase a vehicle permit. Currently, residents pay $15 a year.

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