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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 418,122 pickups and counting! Here are our monthly single-family rates (multi-family and business rates are also available):

service description weekly biweekly
(every two weeks)
recycling, compost & 30 gallons of trash per pickup $41/mo $29.50/mo $16/mo
recycling, compost & 45 gallons of trash per pickup $50/mo $37/mo $20/mo
recycling, compost & 60 gallons of trash per pickup $57/mo    
recycling only $28.50/mo $21/mo $14/mo
recycling + compost $31.50/mo $23/mo $15/mo
compost only $24.50/mo $17/mo $13/mo
  • Service area: All service types in most parts of Northampton, Florence, and Leeds, and compost only and full service in some parts of Easthampton, Massachusetts. Check out our service area map.

  • Flyers: Our two page recycling, trash & compost information flyer is available for download in PDF format:

    Recycling, trash and compost info sheet
  • Trash limits: 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.

  • Recycling limits: For weekly pickups, we'll take up 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 limits: 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 is 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.

  • Holiday delays: See our FAQ.

  • Discounts: 15% discount if everyone in your household is 62 years or older or disabled. 22% discount for using City of Northampton trash bags (select neighborhoods only).

  • Payment options: Check, online bill pay, automatic withdrawal, Paypal, cash and barter. See our payment options page.

  • Financial assistance: We are currently offering reduced prices to people who cannot afford our normal rates, with the help of a fund kindly donated by our customers. If you feel you need it, you may request assistance from 10 to 50 percent off our normal prices on our sign-up form, or contact us directly to ask about it. These reductions only affect the base price, and do not apply to extra charges.

Call or e-mail us with any questions.

Ruthy looks back with a loaded trailer Jackie pedals through the flood
(left photo by Derek Goodwin, right by The Republican)