The increasing level of difficulty of disposing of trash

Are you a real estate agent, home improvement contractor, property manager or home seller in Massachusetts? If so, then you may have noticed the increasing difficulty of disposing junk and debris lately. With some transfer stations (dumping sites) closing down operations and tightening regulations regarding what must be recycled and how – it can be hard to know where to turn for help with disposal of unwanted items. In this blog post we’ll explore the current state of trash removal in Massachusetts and provide helpful tips on finding reliable services.

First, let’s take a look at some of the transfer station (dumping site) closings.

In recent years, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) estimates that 1,425 tons per day of daily construction and demolition (C&D) capacity has been lost due to permanent closures in Cambridge (EnviroWaste) and Everett (Wood Waste) as well as a temporary closure in North Andover. This is an issue that many have had to grapple with when it comes to disposing trash responsibly – but don’t worry! Altri Services is here to help guide you through this increasingly difficult process.

To make matters more difficult, Massachusetts recently enacted a ban on mattress and textiles disposal.

As of November 1, 2022, the Mass DEP has added  mattresses and textiles to the list of materials banned from disposal or transport for disposal in Massachusetts.

For details and definitions, see the regulations.

For a full list of items banned from disposal in Massachusetts, please visit the website at https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-waste-disposal-bans#-about-the-waste-bans-

It’s a lot to take in for sure. That’s why you can always count on your trusted partners at Altri Services to help you navigate the waters regarding junk removal and recycling. No matter what waste management issue you are having, the team at Altri Services has your back with a complete and cost effective solution. Just give us a call or send us a text at 781-629-2500 to discuss your clutter quandary.

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