Town of Amherst


Town of Amherst Residents

Welcome to your new recycle cart!

In an effort to keep our communities clean and create more efficient collection routes, your municipality is moving to automated trash and recycle collection using carts. The lidded carts keep materials dry and from blowing out on windy days. The carts are also designed to easily roll to the street or road. Further, the automated collection system increases the level of safety for route drivers.


Do I now have a new pick-up schedule and when can I start using my carts?

Yes, you will have a new pick-up schedule.  Recycling will now be every other week starting Wednesday, January 4th.

  • 95-gallon recycling cart (Green cart with YELLOW lid)

Can I place my recyclables in plastic bags?

NO, DO NOT place recyclables in plastic bags or put bags-of-bags in your cart. For information on local grocery and retail stores that accept shopping bags and other stretch film plastic for recycling, go to


Can I take my carts with me if I move?

No. Each cart should stay with the property. These carts are the property of Harter’s, for cart repair or rental of additional cart; please call (715) 446-5400 or (888)804-8556


Direct: (715)446-5400

Toll Free: (888)804-8556

Fax: (715)446-5410






How do I set my cart out on collection day?

Place your cart curbside before 5 am the day of collection, with the cart’s handle facing your house and the lid opening toward the street. All solid waste MUST be bagged. Make sure there is at least four feet between the recycling and trash carts, and any other objects, such as a parked car or mailbox. Note, if your carts were set out late, you must wait until your next scheduled pick-up.


What if there is a snow bank?

In the case of snow, if your cart will not fit in your driveway opening, then you will need to clear an opening in the snow bank where the cart can be properly placed. Carts cannot be placed on top of the snow bank or in the road. Improperly placed carts will not be collected.



How do Holiday’s affect my pick-up?

Holiday collection will be delayed one day, if the Holiday is on a weekday before your pick-up day. Holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.