Rates for Customers

The UMass/Amherst WRTF will accept the following recyclable materials at the rates listed below*:

Materials Cost Per Ton
to Customer
Mixed Office Paper
Sorted colored ledger delivered in gaylords or other containers approved by OWM. No paperboard.
Mixed Paper
A combination of high and low grade paper including colored and white office paper, magazines, newspapers, glossy paper, paperboard and cardboard
Co-mingled glass, plastic, aluminum and tin containers
Any plastic bottle, jar, tub, or microwave tray OK. Styrofoam NOT accepted.
Mixed scrap metal
Appliances or equipment containing PCBs, CFCs, or Asbestos are NOT accepted
Computer and other surplus electronic equipment
(charges apply to any non-University sources) Customer must make payment arrangements with UMass' vendor. We accept truckload quantities only.
$.10 lb for TVs or Computer monitors; $.23 lb for printers. No charge for hard drives, faxes, modems etc.  
Compost for sale:
4-gallon container
Bulk loads
See: UMass "Earth Enhance" Compost.

$35 PER YARD or $17.50 PER HALF-YARD
(We load you)
$1.25 PER 4 GALLON BUCKET (includes $.25 refundable bucket deposit)

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*Note: Rates are F.O.B. WRTF and may change at any time based on market conditions. The UMass WRTF reserves the right to reject any and all deliveries or accept contaminated loads for a processing charge of $35.00/hr and disposal charge of $70.00 per ton. Off campus customers with truckload quantities may deliver by appointment only and are accepted on a space available basis. Customers must check in at the WRTF before unloading.

For additional information concerning services provided at the WRTF, contact:

Office of Waste Management
UMass/Amherst IPF, (413) 545-9615