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The TOWN OF SUNDERLAND was incorporated November 12, 1718 and is located at the southern end of Franklin County.   It borders the towns of Whately, Deerfield, Montague, Leverett, Amherst and Hadley.  
The Town's 2010 census population was 3,684.  
Sunderland is 14.78 square miles and its elevation is 137.121 feet above sea level.
Town Office Building Address is: 12 School Street, Sunderland, MA  01375
Town Office Building fax number: 413-665-1446
You may email comments or questions on the "Contact Us" link
  • Board of Selectmen Meetings are broadcast live on Ch.15 for Sunderland Comcast customers as recorded by FCAT or may be viewed online on the YouTube page. View the Town's Annual Reports online to follow the latest committee activities. Volunteers are always welcome and we have may have vacancies that may be of interest-check it out by attending a meeting and see if it is something you'd like to get involved in - we would love to have you! Check out the town's new Community Newsletter-Fall Edition


  • Curbside Trash and Recycling services are NOT provided by the town.  Residents must privately contract for these services.  All vendors who service the town provide weekly trash and recycling pick up services.  You may contact the following companies who are currently serving the community for further information:
  • Amherst Trucking:  413-247-5853
  • Alternative Recycling:  413-587-4005
  • Duseau Trucking: 413-586-4100
  • Republic Waste Services (formerly Allied Waste Services): 800-367-7778
Hazardous Waste or Bulk Waste Disposal Questions?
Visit: for information and details for collectable items, locations and pricing.  
For Information on Recycling batteries etc. see information offered in the latest newsletter:  FCSWMD Batteries town nwslet_01_17 (Non TS).pdf Contact Franklin County Solid Waste District for disposal of bulk or hazardous waste item information.

Sunderland Water District is a private Water District and separate from the municipal government operations. For water usage, rates, meter readings or to report a problem call Water Commissioner Fred Laurenitis at 413-665-7685 or 413-537-5030.  The Water District meets the third Thursday of the month and meetings are held at the Old Fire Station on Warner Drive, Sunderland.  Their Annual Meeting is the first Monday in May.  Water Commissioners are:  Fred Laurenitis, Mike Wozniakewicz, Francis Thomas.  Payments may be dropped in the WATER DISTRICT MAILBOX located in the Town Offices at 12 School Street.  However, there is not a Water District Office and individual services are only available by calling the numbers listed above.·

PVTA-Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Bus Schedules:
Bus stops are located conveniently throughout town: Plumtree Road and Rt. 116; Sugarloaf estates Apartments on Rt 47; 2 locations on Old Amherst Road, South Main Street; Rt 116  at the Squire Village Square (by Frontier Pizza, etc) south-bound and by Cliffside Apartments on the  nortth-bound side.  The PVTA services UMASS and a variety of other locations in the northern area of Hampshire County.  See their schedules for connections and routes.
The Franklin Regional Transit Authority provides public bus transportation in Franklin County including limited bus scheduling in Sunderland.  Check our their schedule and routes for your specific destination!

Questions or concerns about wildlife in town - please visit the site below for informative and beneficial information on

Quarterly Barker Newsletter from the Franklin County Sheriff's Department

Recorded Meetings