All Goshen municipal buildings reopened to the public on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

View the UPDATED COVID-19 MASK GUIDELINES for TOWN FACILITIES – EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 document.

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Category: Board of Health

DAR State Forest Upper Highland Lake Beaches Water Quality Information

Note that the beaches at DAR State Forest are NOT monitored or maintained by the Town of Goshen.  These are owned, operated and monitored through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Water quality at both the Upper Highland Lake Campers and Upper Highland Lake Day Use beaches is monitored … Continued

Transfer Station Recycling Information Updates

The Transfer Station Recycling Information sub page located on the Board of Health page has been extensively updated.  Please visit it to find new information and new ways to recycle, repurpose and reuse items. Transfer Station Recycling Information Page  

2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Once a year, the HRMC holds a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event for residents of the HRMC member communities. The 2022 event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. until noon, in Westhampton. Pre-registration is required for this event and will take place from October 1-October 16.  Residents are asked to … Continued

COVID-19 Massachusetts Booster Vaccine Information & Resources

COVID-19 Booster shots are now available. Individuals can check their COVID-19 booster eligibility by manufacturer and criteria.  As more information becomes available on booster vaccines for individuals who have received either the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine, Massachusetts will provide updated information at the above listed website. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and … Continued

FREE MassDEP Drinking Water from Private Wells PFAS Sampling Program

MassDEP will be conducting PFAS testing for a limited number of private wells, focusing on the 84 Massachusetts towns where 60% or more of residents are served by private wells.  Goshen is one of the towns eligible to participate in this program.  Private wells are regulated by local Boards of Health, which are overseen by … Continued

Goshen Recycling Information, Goals & Composting Information with a special offer

Composting information and a special offer through the Hilltown Resource Manangement Cooperative (HRMC) to purchase an Earth Machine Compost bin for 75% less than retail prices.  Go here Goshen Composting Information and Composting Bin Special Offer 2021 for the details. Learn more about the Goshen Board of Health’s 50% recycling goal and how we are … Continued

Short-Term Rental restricitions implemented by Massachusetts

Hotel/Motel & Short Term Rental restrictions: As part of the updated essential business list, DPH issued new guidance today around hotels, motels, inns, beds and breakfasts and other short-term residential rentals. Based on this new guidance, hotels, motels, and short-term rentals may only be used for efforts related to fighting COVID-19, like front line health workers … Continued

Board of Health Establishes 50% Recycling Goal

The Board of Health has established a 50% recycling goal with the intent of increasing quantity and improving the quality of the materials being recycled at the transfer station.  In 2016, the Town of Goshen had a recycling rate of 31.3% Many residents are conscientious about recycling and believe that they are properly recycling. The Board of Health … Continued

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