Massachusetts General Law and state and local regulations, the Board of Health
is held responsible for disease prevention and control, and health and
The Board of Health serves as the local arm of both the Massachusetts
Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
To fulfill its duties, the Board of Health develops, implements and enforces
health policies, oversees inspections to maintain minimum standards for
sanitation in housing, food service and septic system installation, and assures
that the basic health needs of the community are being met.
Some of the areas the Board of Health is responsible for are:
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Septage & Garbage Disposal
Pool & Beach Sanitation
Recreational Camps for Children
Private Drinking Water & Irrigation Wells
Keeping of Animals
Town of Goshen
Transfer Station & Recycling Center
Rules and Regulations June 1, 2015
HOURS of OPERATION:
Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Closed on Legal Holidays
YOU MUST CHECK WITH ATTENTANT BEFORE LEAVING ANY ITEMS
1. Transfer Station Recycling Sticker: available from the transfer station attendant
Residential Vehicle Sticker $ 20.00
Senior Vehicle Sticker $ 10.00
Seasonal Vehicle Sticker $ 15.00
The Town of Goshen uses a “residents only” ticket, pay-per-bag system for household waste disposal.Tickets can be purchased from the attendant.
You must speak with attendant prior to disposal.Attendant may add additional fees as needed.
Miscellaneous Large Item Disposal
Mattresses & Box Springs (All Sizes)$40.00
Note: Residents can save $15.00 per mattress if they want to bring a DRY mattress directlyto the Williamsburg Transfer Station. Cost is $25.00/mattress (any size) made payable by check to “Town of Williamsburg”. The Williamsburg Transfer Station is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Williamsburg has a mattress-recycling program. Save $$$ and help the environment!
Couches (2 or more seats)$15.00
Small Couch/Loveseat$ 10.00
Sleeper Sofa$ 25.00
Stuffed Chairs$ 10.00
Miscellaneous Large Items$10.00
Miscellaneous Small Items$ 5.00
Toilets, Tubs, Sinks$ 15.00
Cabinets, scrap lumber, doors $ 5.00
Prices for unlisted items determined by attendant. Place items in the proper open top box at site.
Wood stoves (Cleaned out), Other Metal Items$10.00
Prices for unlisted items determined by attendant. No charge for small appliances or metal items.
Electronics Recycling - Please do not take units apart before recycling
Television Sets (up to 27”)$ 5.00
Large Screen TVs & Consoles$20.00
Computer Screens, Printers, and CPU’s$ 5.00
LED/LCD/Plasma Screens$ 10.00
Tire Recycling Program
Passenger Tires$ 5.00
Passenger Tire with Rim$ 10.00
Motorcycle Tires$ 2.00
Truck Tire (over 18 – 25 inches)$ 10.00
Truck Tire with Rim$ 20.00
Larger Tires are priced by the attendant
Propane Tank Recycling
1 lb. and 20 lb. PropaneGas Grill Tanks Recycling$ FREE
Universal Waste Recycling(see attendant)
Rechargeable batteries,button and lithium batteries, fluorescent and compact lights (spirals); mercury containing devices – thermometers, thermostats, and ballasts containing PCBs are recycled through an HRMC program. Alkaline, Carbon zinc, and zinc chloride batteries (all sizes: AAA, AA, C, D, 9- Volt and lantern) can go in the bagged trash. No Charge.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): the HRMC holds an annual HHW collection each fall and offers Goshen residents the opportunity to participate in at least six other HHW collection events in the region. For more information contact HRMC.
Blue Recycle Bins are available from the attendant at site.Clothing May be left in the Salvation Army Box.Books may be recycled in the book bin.
Questions? Contact the Goshen Recycling Coordinator at (413) 268-7792or the HRMC at (413) 685-5498 or by emailat: firstname.lastname@example.org