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Jamie picking up
Ruthy at the transfer center.
Ruthy leaving the transfer center.

we are a worker-owned, human-powered delivery and hauling service for the Northampton, Massachusetts area

our services

trash, recycling & compost
trash, recycling & compost

curbside pickup by bicycle every week, two weeks, or once a month

general hauling & delivery
general hauling & delivery

we move everything from couches to letters to piles of leaves — all by bike!

yard care
yard care

mowing, raking, weeding, and pruning with human- and electric-powered tools

bike lab
bike lab

free weekly informal workshops on bike maintenance and repairs

human-powered since 2002

Started in December 2002 by two current members, Pedal People is now an incorporated cooperative business with 26 active workers.

Besides recycling, trash & compost, we've hauled groceries, bicycles, couches, washers and dryers, futons, tables, computers, cats, friends, laundry, a king-size bed, lumber, windows, memorial stones, refrigerators, solar panels, a 100-square-foot greenhouse, CSA shares, trees stumps and trunks, sand and leaves.

Since June 2007 we've had a contract with the City of Northampton to pick up trash from the 80+ public trash and recycling receptacles in downtown Northampton and Florence center. We collect seven days a week and consolidate it in nearby compactors.