Hardwick Recycles  
2011 Barre Road, Wheelwright, MA 01094
(413) 477-8330
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Welcome to the Hardwick Recycling Center

Hours: Wednesday, 9 -11 a.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon.
Location: 2011 Barre Road, Wheelwright, MA 01094

Recycling Commission Members
Abbie White, Chairperson
Jed Geary
John O'Donnell
Sheryl McCrystal
Phil Lampi

Lisa Prouty
Jackie Easter
Theresa A. Cofske, Recycling Coordinator

Stickers for Fiscal Year 2019 are available for purchase July 1, 2018 through June 30th, 2019. Your sticker can be purchased at the Recycling Center during normal business hours.  A current sticker is required to use this facility. For further information please call the center at (413) 477-8330.

Next Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, December 46, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Recycling Center

Bulk Waste Day - Hardwick Recycles

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.



Bulk Waste & Textile Collection Day
Saturday, October 13, 2018
8 am - Noon
Hardwick Recycling Center
Click here for details and Bulk Waste Disposal Price List


If you are starting to clean out your home, attics, barns, garages, basements, closets, etc., and need a place to bring those items…we can help.  Just load it all up and bring it to our Bulk Waste & Textile Collection Event being held on Saturday, on October 13, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Hardwick Recycling Center. The center is located at 2011 Barre Road in Wheelwright, MA 

You do not have to be a Hardwick Recycling Center patron to participate in this event. This event is open to all residents of Hardwick and surrounding towns.  So, if you are not a patron of the center, take some time while here to check out our facility and speak with staff to see the other services we offer.  For those who pay by the bag for trash removal, you may find using the recycling center decreases the amount of trash, thus significantly reducing the cost for trash removal each year. Many of those who have curbside recycling services have chosen to remain or become patrons of the recycling center simply for the ability to recycle the hard to manage items (electronics, appliances, tires, motor oil, antifreeze, etc.) every day we are open for operation throughout the year, instead of having to wait for a collection event to be held in their community.

Please note, there are fees per bulk waste item, tires, electronics, appliances, fluorescent bulbs and oil filters to cover the cost of hauling and processing.

Not only can you get rid of those bulky, broken/ruined items, such as recliners, chairs, couches, mattresses, sinks, toilets, entertainment centers, suitcases, fencing, and bulky styrofoam (bagged), etc. You can also bring in your broken electronics, TVs, appliances, light bulbs, ballasts (PCB/non-PCB containing), thermometers, tires, used motor oil, used antifreeze, scrap metal and textiles.

Some examples of textiles are: rags, clothing, socks/stockings, towels, linens, book bags, backpacks, pocketbooks, shoes, sneakers, boots, belts, pillows, blankets, fabric pieces/rolls, ribbons, yarns, laces, etc.  There is no need to worry about holes, stains or socks and footwear missing their match.  The only criteria for the textiles are that they are clean and completely dry.

We will also accept items in our swap shed at no cost. Those items must be clean and in good working order. Some examples for the swap shed are books, audio books, CD’s, cooking ware, dinner ware, knick-knacks, wall hangings, picture frames, children’s toys, tools, sporting equipment, board games, puzzles, spools of yarn and thread, curtains, bedding, shoes/boots, etc. There is no cost to bring those items in; however a staff person will inspect the items before allowing you to drop them off. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept any electronics/TV’s for drop off at the swap shed.