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Amherst Recycles “CLEAN”

The Town of Amherst, in partnership with Modern Disposal is instituting new recycling guidelines. These are in response to the recycling crisis affecting the entire nation after China and other Asian countries began limiting the amount of recyclable materials being imported into their countries. The Town developed the acronym “CLEAN” to help educate residents on the forthcoming changes. The Town of Amherst and its residents recycle more than 20,000 tons of material per year which includes curbside recycling, yard compost, and metal goods.

CLEAN Recycling Information



Holiday Pickup Schedule

Normal weekly refuse and recyclable collection will occur with the holiday exceptions below. If your collection falls on or follows any of these days, your pick up will be delayed one day with Friday's pick up done on Saturday.

  • Tue., Jan 1, 2019 (New Years Day)
  • Mon., May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
  • Thu., July 4, 2019 (Independence Day)
  • Mon., Sept 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
  • Thu., Nov 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Wed., Dec 25, 2019 (Christmas Day)

Yardwaste Collection

Yardwaste collection begins on April 1st and runs through November 30th annually.

Yardwaste Regulations


Totes Program

Please call the Refuse Control Office at (716) 631-7119 or email refuse@amherst.ny.us to order a replacement tote or recycling tote (if broken).

Local Law 5-2007 Use of Totes for Solid Waste Disposal

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221