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Transfer Station

Open Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Wethersfield residents using the Transfer Station require a permit, except to pick up mulch and drop off leaves.

Waste generated from properties located outside of Wethersfield is not permitted at the Transfer Station.

No mechanical dumping vehicles are permitted.

The town reserves the right to refuse loads which are not suited for disposal in the Transfer Station. Some examples of refused loads include: large tree stumps, dirt, turf, stones and rocks, shingles, asphalt and cement. The Transfer Station does not accept any hazardous material.

Permits and appliance pick-up decals may be purchased at the Transfer Station at 100 Marsh Street. When purchasing a permit, please be prepared to provide your name, address, telephone number and the make, model and registration number of your vehicle. Proof of residency is required.

The Transfer Station is in operation to serve as a convenience to the residents of Wethersfield. It is not intended to be a landfill nor is it intended to provide an alternate dumping site for large commercial users.

Permits are sold only at the Transfer Station at 100 Marsh Street, Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m..

Transfer Station Fees

Residential
Residential Yearly Permit $5
Bulky 1/2 Cubic Yard (with permit) $25
Appliance With Freon Drop Off $10
Appliance Pick Up – Per Item $15
Appliance Pick Up – Per Item – Senior Rate $10
Furniture Per Piece Drop Off (not including mattresses) $10
Mattress or Box Spring FREE*
Tire – Off Rim $2
Grass Clippings – 32–Gallon Container $3
Municipal Solid Waste – One 32–Gallon Container Per Day We Are Open FREE (with permit)
Recycling – Paper, Metal, Plastics, Electronics, Leaves FREE

*Unacceptable Mattresses $30. Unacceptable items include:

  • Severely damaged, twisted, wet, frozen or soiled mattresses
  • Mattresses infested with bed bugs or other living organisms
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Loose bedding, blankets or sheets
  • Car beds
  • Juvenile products, i.e., a carriage, basket dressing table, stroller, playpen, infant carrier, lounge pad or crib bumper
  • Water beds
  • Camping air mattresses
  • Fold-out sofa beds
  • Futons and furniture
  • Loose mattress pads and toppers

Commercial
Commercial Yearly Permit $300
Commercial 1/2 Cubic Yard $100 (with permit)

 

PER PIECE $10 FEE Examples are the following:
  • Bookcases (non metal)
  • Chairs
  • Porcelain Sinks
  • Bathtubs
  • Sofas
  • Tables
  • Sporting Goods
FEE REQUIRED PER 1/2 CUBIC YARD Examples are the following:
  • Brush
  • Building Materials
  • Yard and Garden Materials
  • Lumber
  • Carpeting (depending on size, e.g. small size would be charged a per item fee)
NO FEE REQUIRED Examples are the following:
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Humidifiers
  • Leaves
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Stoves
  • Washing Machines
FEE REQUIRED Examples are the following:
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Freezers
  • Refrigerator
RECYCLABLES (No Fee)
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Foil Products
  • Aluminum Windows, Chairs and Doors
  • Batteries, Lead Acid (auto type) and Alkaline
  • Books (hardcover and softcover)
  • Boxboard (chipboard)
  • Brass, Copper, Bronze
  • Cast Iron Sinks, Bathtubs and Radiators
  • Catalogs
  • CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
  • Cooking Oil, Used
  • Corrugated Cardboard (flattened)
  • Electronics
  • Ferrous Metals
  • Fluorescent Lights (including compact fluorescent bulbs)
  • Glass Food and Beverage Containers
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Metal
  • Metal Food and Beverage Containers
  • Motor Oil, Used
  • Motor Oil Filters (drained)
  • Newspapers
  • Office Paper
  • Plastic Containers (types 1 through 7)*
  • Textiles
*Plastics Descriptions
  • Plastic #1: PETE - Most water bottles are made of #1 plastic.
  • Plastic #2: HDPE - Most milk jugs, detergent bottles, juice bottles, butter tubs, and toiletries bottles are made of this.
  • Plastic #3: PVC - Bottles and containers for cooking oils, clear food packaging.
  • Plastic #4: LDPE - Squeezable bottles, frozen food containers and food storage containers.
  • Plastic #5: PP - Yogurt cups and similar wide-necked containers are often made from it, as well as water bottles with a cloudy finish. You'll also find it in medicine bottles, ketchup and syrup bottles, and straws.
  • Plastic #6: PS - Disposable plates and cups, meat trays, and carry-out containers.
  • Plastic #7: OTHER - This number basically means "everything else." Modern plastics used in anything from iPods to computer cases. It also includes some baby bottles and food storage containers which resist staining.

Recyclable Items Accepted

  • Electronics - Computers, mice, keyboards, monitors, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, iPods, PDAs, cell phones, stereo and radio equipment, printers, copiers, telephones, cables, modems, typewriters and fax machines.
  • Motor Oil & Antifreeze - New and used motor oil, antifreeze and diesel fuel only. (No gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, cleaning fluids, etc.)
  • Batteries - Automotive and marine type lead acid storage batteries may be delivered to the Transfer Station or any retailer of such batteries. Alkaline type batteries are accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station.
  • Small metal items and "white goods" such as major appliances including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers and stoves are collected curbside, on Mondays, by the town for a fee. They can also be brought to the Transfer Station for free. Appliances such as air conditioners containing freon will be subject to a $10 fee to pay for the removal of the hazardous material freon once the appliance is brought to the transfer station. A disposal sticker must be purchased at the Transfer Station for appliances to be picked up at curbside. Small metal items including shelves, tables, chairs, pipes, bicycles, lawnmowers and sinks etc. should be delivered to the Transfer Station. Empty water-based paint cans may be placed in your refuse container provided the lid is removed and the paint has dried completely.

For further information, please see our recycling page.

Leaves, Brush and Grass

  • Grass - Residents can dispose of grass clippings during regular hours of the Physical Services refuse site located on Marsh Street. There is a charge of $3 per 32 gallon barrel. Residents are encouraged to compost on their own property, or leave the clippings on the lawn. Grass recycling information can be obtained on our web site.