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.
Bulky Waste Curbside Pickup - September 22
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 22, 2016. 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 15th, in order for items to be collected at the curb on September 22, 2016. Payments must be made by check by 1:00 PM on September 15th. Residents can pre-register by calling the Recycling Center (tel. # 781 293-1732) or by visiting the Recycling Center Office or by visiting the Town's web site.
West Monponsett Pond Closed
On Monday, August 22nd, MassDEP collected water samples from both East and West Monponsett Ponds. The samples were analyzed by MassDEP on August 23-26th. The East Monponsett sample collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed no cyanobacteria. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 423,000 cells/ml at 4th Avenue Beach, 518,000 cells/ml at the state boat ramp, and 437,000 cells/ml at Ocean Ave beach. The West Monponsett Pond levels are all above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml.
Pond levels are lower than normal because Halifax has received very little rain during June (about 1 inch) and July (about 1.5 inches as of July 28). According to the United State Drought Monitor, Halifax is located at the border of regions marked "Abonormally Dry" and "Moderate Drought". The low level of the Pond is not due to the Brockton Water Department diverting water during these two months as they have not diverted during these two months.
Water Restrictions Continue
Restrictions on outside lawn watering and other outdoor water use continue. Check the announcement from the Water Department for more details.