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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Customer Reviews

Andrew McCarthy 03/24/2022


All the guys were great and were done extremely fast. Will definitely use them again.

Demetri P. 12/31/2021

Mike did a great job on our house extension, patio and driveway demolition. Great price and fast.

Bruce B. 09/28/2021

A fantastic job cleaning out a hoarding disaster of our attic. They went above and beyond all that I expected them to do. A top notch job

KM. 06/16/2021

Mike was able to give me a price well ahead of time and stuck to it. These 2 guys expanded into 5 guys to deal quickly & efficiently with 40 years of stuff spread over 3 floors of my house. They were knowledgeable movers and were able to make large objects pass through narrow doorways and down stairs without causing damage to the 100 yr old woodwork.
The price was reasonable and the job was well done

C.M. 06/3/2021

Professional service and a quick turnaround. Texted them in the morning, 2 hours later all the junk is gone. Excellent service. Highly recommend and I will use them again.

John M. 5/10/2021

I called this service because my brother in Wakefield used them to remove some unwanted furniture, and recommended them highly.
I had a short time frame and was pleased to hear that the number goes directly to the owners cell phone, and I needed someone to come out the next day.. I gave them a call, and sure enough the owner answered, and when heard my story, he checked his schedule and was willing fit me in as the first stop of the day, even though his schedule was filled. They arrived first thing in the AM and took care of my difficult job ASAP. The owner came by helped and in two hours my problem was solved. The price was more than reasonable, and I would never hesitate to use them again. I recommend this co highly, and with no reservation.

Kristina P. 5/1/2021

We had to clear out a 2 bed 1 bath second story home after my uncle passed and these folks were great. They were not only on time…they were early. We got there after them (thanks, MBTA:). They were efficient, friendly, professional, and reasonably priced. If you need junk services don’t hesitate to use Altri services/Two Guys and a Truck Junk Removal. I don’t know what else to say because it is that straight forward. But some advice for those needing a whole home clean out…bag as much as you can on your own and they will take it away. Otherwise it will cost more. Just general advice. We added some photos…the last one features about 30 years of DUST in the after photo. Thanks again, guys! We appreciate you so much.

Gail H. 04/16/2021

Jim and Mike Jr. were very professional and removed all the items I needed at a fair price. They were efficient and friendly. I would definitely recommend this service. Also, Mike Sr. answered my call in person and was flexible in scheduling my job on short notice, even though it seemed that they had a lot of other jobs to juggle. This was really appreciated as I had to do an apartment cleanout so their speedy timing help got me through it all by my deadline.

Matt 03/31/2021

I called Mike up on a Monday morning about a room full of junk that needed to be cleaned out. The same afternoon, I had a group of 3-4 guys come by to assess and provided a very fair price. As soon as I accepted, they got to work. Very courteous and efficient. I’m extremely glad I reached out to (formerly Two Guys and a Truck Junk Removal) Altri Services and would absolutely use them again in the future or recommend to anyone in need of junk removal services. No tricks, gimmicks or hoops to jump through. Very easy experience. A+

Paul C. 03/17/2021

After reading the reviews, I called and engaged their services. They came when they said they would, removed a lot of cut and piled brush, plus cleaned up the area for a reasonable price. The service was great and we’re happy customers. Highly recommended!
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