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The Leverett Transfer Station, 2007-2008
Transfer Station Hours & Access:
The Station is open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. From Memorial Day to Labor Day; the Station opens ½
hour earlier; and, is open on Wednesdays from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. The Station is closed for Christmas and Easter Sunday.
Stickers (permits) are issued on a fiscal year basis. Vehicles should display a current sticker in front of the rear view mirror.
Compactable, non-recyclable, non-hazardous household waste may be deposited in Town Trash Bags or personal container.
Town Bags are available at the Station and Town Hall. The Bags, 16 and 33 gallon capacity, come in sleeves of 5, which cost $5
and $10 respectively. Items brought in personal containers will be billed at $1.00 per 10 pounds with a minimum $2.00 fee. TVs,
monitors, rugs, mattresses, furniture, hazardous materials and exercise equipment are not allowed in the compactor nor reuse
areas. Large items can be brought to the Station during normal weekend hours, the disposal fees will average $1 per 10 pounds
(except for TVs and monitors). Please don’t bring large items on Wednesdays. The minimum fine for illegal dumping is $300
per occurrence and possible revocation of drivers licence. Leaf and yard waste cannot be accepted at the Station, they are
prohibited by the State Waste Ban Regulations.
The fine for not recycling is $15 per offence. If you have any recycling questions, please ask the attendant.
Plastic, metal and glass containers under 2 gallons; juice and drink boxes and freezer board can be recycled. Freezer board is paper board that is white when torn. Please rinse containers. Flatten non-glass containers; try not to break glass. They cannot sort the glass if it’s broken. No: plastic caps or lids, coat hangers, egg crates, plastic caps or lids, Styrofoam, ceramics, plate glass, plastic caps or lids, flat ware, scrap metal, plastic caps or lids, hazardous waste containers (ie., motor oil), light bulbs, corks and no plastic caps or lids. Yes, this includes the laundry soap and water bottle caps as well as coffee can lids.
Clean, dry: office paper, paper board (cereal boxes etc.), kraft paper (like paper bags), corrugated paper (cardboard) unwaxed packing paper, magazines, books (remove covers). Please remove: excessive tape and Styrofoam packing materials from boxes. Reasonably clean and dry materials only. Please flatten completely all cardboard boxes; and either bag or tie loose paper. Bag or tie loose papers.
No: tissue paper, six pack containers, animal food bags with waxed or plastic liners, pizza boxes, textured cardboard (like egg crates), thick cardboard tubing, juice and drink boxes, waxed or foiled Christmas wrapping paper or ribbons. (Juice and drink cartons go in with the bottles and cans).
Take it or Leave it - Clothes, working kitchen and household items, games, tools, toys and most other useable items in good condition. No furniture. If the item weights over 15 lbs, or is larger than 2 cubic feet, it should not be left here.
Book Shed- Please do not leave dated materials (travel guides, year books, encyclopedias), or text books.
Packing Pellets- In right rear of book shed.
Planting Pots- We are no longer able to accept these.
Electronics- In shed next to office. See attendant.
Egg Crates - one dozen size, paper crates only. Put in bin in Take it or Leave It.
Paper Bags - Clean, dry, brown paper bags, please fold and bag. Leave at the office.
Motor Oil - Please make sure that what you are depositing is used motor oil and not antifreeze. Deposit in barrels to right of the Book Shed, put filters in adjacent barrel.
Construction Materials & Furniture - See attendant. There will be a fee for all items left.
Paint and Stains - see attendant.
CRTs - Cathode Ray Tubes are the “picture tubes” in TVs and computer (video) monitors. Waste bans prohibit landfilling these items because the glass contains led. The led may leach out if the glass is broken. See attendant.
Paint - latex and oil based paints cost $2 per can to leave (that’s what it costs us to get rid of it). See attendant.
Mercury Bearing Materials - Fluorescent lamps, thermometers, thermostats, button batteries etc. - See attendant.
Motor Oil Filters - Place in barrel next to oil drums.
Food Composters - Usually available in the warm weather.
Batteries - Both car and all household are accepted.
Household Hazardous Materials (pesticides & strong chemical agents) - There are two collections per year; usually Saturdays on, or near, April and October.
Antifreeze - See attendant.
Construction & Demolition Materials, White Goods,
Furniture, Tires, Rugs, Electronics and Scrap Metal. See attendant.
Fever Thermometer Exchange - See attendant.