we move everything from couches to letters to piles of leaves — all by bike!
Started in December 2002 by two current members, Pedal People is now an incorporated cooperative business with 23 active workers.
Besides recycling, trash & compost, we've hauled groceries, bicycles, couches, washers and dryers, futons, tables, computers, cats, friends, laundry, a king-size bed, lumber, windows, memorial stones, refrigerators, solar panels, a 100-square-foot greenhouse, CSA shares, trees stumps and trunks, sand and leaves.
Since June 2007 we've had a contract with the City of Northampton to pick up trash from the 80+ public trash and recycling receptacles in downtown Northampton and Florence center. We collect seven days a week and consolidate it in nearby compactors.