Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
The Halifax Treasurer-Collector has issued the Fiscal Year 2018 Recycling Fee bills. Residents should receive their bills during the next few days. Payment of the fee is due by Wedenesday, September 27. Residents may apply for an abatement by completing the abatement form. If a resident is requesting an abatement because the resident is participating in a recycling program run by a private hauler, then the resident should obtain a letter from the private hauler stating that the resident is participating in the program run by the hauler.
Most haulers have created a standard letter for this purpose.
Bulky Waste Day - September 28
The Town of Halifax’s Recycling Center has announced that the one day curbside collection of Bulky Waste items will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017. This curbside collection is intended to help residents dispose of large items such as mattresses, refrigerators, stoves, televisions, computers, couches, gas grills, sinks and carpeting. Residents will continue to be able to drop-off different Bulky Waste items at the Town’s Recycling Center located at 917 Plymouth Street on Mondays (5:00PM – 8:00PM), Wednesdays (10:00AM – 1:00PM) and Saturdays (7:30AM - 12:30PM). There is a minimum $5.00 fee charged to have items picked up curbside, all items picked up curbside will be charged the same fee structure for Bulky Waste disposal at the Recycling Center. Residents will need to
pre-register by Thursday, September 21st, in order for items to be collected at the curb on September 28, 2017. Payments must be made by check by 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 21st. Residents can pre-register by calling the Recycling Center (tel. # 781 293-1732) or by visiting the Recycling Center Office. For a complete list of the types of Bulky Waste items, to pre-pay, or to seek other information, contact the Recycling Center at tel.# 781 293-1732. A schedule of fees for bulky waste is available.
Cultural Council Grant Applications
The Halifax Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the Council's Fiscal Year 2018 grant cycle. All applications must be submitted to the Halifax Cultural Council, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338 no later than Monday, October 16. Grant applications and other information are available on the Council's web site: http://www.town.halifax.ma.us/Pages/HalifaxMA_Bcomm/Cultural/index or applicants can apply on-line at https://www.mass-culture.org/Halifax (click on the "Apply Now" tab) - This year, the Council's priorities include an emphasis on events in Halifax, but not just in the "municipal center", programs related to nature, science, environmental education and the Town's history, programs for seniors, library patrons, and teens, and programs involving artists and speakers from Halifax. Applicants can obtain more information through the Halifax Board of Selectmen's office at 781-294-1316.
Monponsett Pond Algae Testing
On Monday, September 18th, MassDEP collected water samples from East and West Monponsett Ponds. MassDEP analyzed the samples between September 19-20th. The East Monponsett sample, collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed a cyanobacteria level of 1,553 cells/ml. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 9,899 cells/ml at the 4th Avenue Beach and 42,749 cells/ml at the state boat ramp. These sample results are below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. According to MDPH guidelines, samples collected a week apart with levels below the guidelines are required before MDPH can recommend that the advisory for West Monponsett Pond be lifted. The results above for West Monponsett Pond will be considered the first low samples, and MassDEP plans on sampling at the water body again
next week. We recommend that the current advisory for West Monponsett Pond remain in place for now. Result: West Monponsett remains closed until at least September 29. East Monponsett remains open.