We do pickups all by bicycle, all year round, at competitive rates - without the loud trucks or diesel exhaust fumes. Since 2002, we've done 471,270 pickups and counting! Below are our monthly single-family rates (multi-family and business rates are also available). Financial reduction or additional contribution is available through our tiered pricing system. And compost service is included with all residential trash pickups.
|recycling, compost & 30 gallons of trash per pickup||$45/mo||$32.50/mo||$17.50/mo|
|recycling, compost & 45 gallons of trash per pickup||$55/mo||$41/mo||$22/mo|
|recycling, compost & 60 gallons of trash per pickup||$63/mo|
Our two page recycling, trash & compost information flyer is available for download in PDF format:
30 gallons is an average size trash barrel, or about 2 1/2 standard 12 gallon kitchen bags. We charge for trash by weight or volume, whichever one is greater, assuming up to 1 pound per gallon. Additional trash is $2.50 per 10 gallons or pounds, if your Pedal Person has space to take it. Advance notice or an extra pickup may be necessary depending on how much extra you have.
For weekly pickups, we'll take a maximum of four 14-gallon tubs (which we provide) of recycling per pickup. For biweekly or monthly pickups, we'll take a maximum of three 14-gallon tubs. Note that cardboard, when flattened and left outside of the tubs, also counts towards these totals. (For example, a biweekly pickup may be thought of as having 2 14-gallon tubs of paper and containers, plus several medium sized pieces of cardboard.) If the worker has space, extra recycling may be taken for $2.50 per 14-gallon tub.
Compost pickups are included in the cost of any level of trash service. We'll take up to 8 gallons of compost per pickup.
If we have space, additional compost counts towards one's trash totals, after which it's an extra $.25/pound.
Regular amounts above all of these levels can be arranged. Contact us to discuss your specific situation. See our FAQ and the ten reasons to switch for more information.
See our FAQ.
We have adopted a tiered pricing system. This system acknowledges the differences in income, wealth, and privilege within our community. By asking customers that earn more money to pay more for our services, we can support our worker-owners in meeting rising costs, as well as offer subsidized pricing for lower earners. See our tiered pricing page for more information and guidance on choosing a tier. These adjustments only affect the base price, and do not apply to extra charges.
22% discount for using City of Northampton trash bags (select neighborhoods only).
Check, online bill pay, automatic withdrawal, Paypal, cash and barter. See our payment options page.
Call or email us with any questions.