Transfer Station




Please keep in mind that all Island solid waste has to be hauled to the mainland, a labor intensive and costly process.  We encourage day-trippers to take their trash home with them.

Household trash and broken down cardboard are picked up Monday mornings, unless July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years Day falls on a Monday.  Household trash must be in plastic bags and placed in covered and secured containers.  Any trash strewn about, or not in closed bags, will not be picked up.  Place containers curbside by 8AM.

In public areas, the blue containers are for bottles and cans, and the trash containers are not for household trash.

There is a fee to dispose of large waste items at the Transfer Station.  The attendant will no longer collect money or send bills.  Payment at time of disposal will be required using a punch pass system.  Punch cards can be purchased at the Transfer Station or at Town Hall during regular business hours in increments of $10, $20, $50 or $100.  Hauling items is the responsibility of each resident.

The Transfer station is located on Fowler Road across from the Ivy Hall Gift Shop.  Recycling of cardboard, paper, glass, #1-#7 plastics, tin, aluminum, electronics and household hazardous waste is also done at the Transfer Station.

The Transfer Station continues to accept returnables on behalf of the Long Island Fire and Rescue Association.


See schedule at the bottom of this page.

NOTICE: The Transfer Station is closed on the holidays of: Christmas, New Year’s Day, July 4th and Thanksgiving.  If any of these holidays are on a Monday, trash pickup will be on the following Tuesday. Weather or other emergency conditions (Fire/Rescue Calls) may delay the opening of the Transfer Station. During winter storms the Transfer Station may be closed due to storm conditions WCSH channel 6 will have cancellations posted on “Storm Center 6”.

Please contact the Selectmen (tel: 766-5820  or e-mail: should you have any questions.

NOTICE: Town issued puch cards are required for payment of solid waste disposal fees at the Transfer Station. Punch cards are available in $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations at town hall.


While there is no charge for household trash we do charge for solid waste.  Town issued punch cards, availale at town hall, are required for payment of solid waste disposal fees.





The following items are considered recyclable and may be disposed of free of charge.


PAPER: mail,catalogs,paperback books, paperboard,paperboard boxes, orange juice/milk box containers & food boxes,newspaper,phone books, office paper,file folders,junk mail,magazines,envelopes,egg cartons,paper towel toilet paper rolls,hard cover books with no covers

CARDBOARD: all boxes except wax coated fish boxes, paperboard boxes, paper bags,CLEAN pizza boxes,paper towel toilet paper rolls,

ALUMINUM: beverage containers(non deposit),CLEAN foil,pie plates,cooking trays etc.

METAL/TIN: aerosol cans (not paint or Haz waste), food cans,

GLASS: beverage containers(non deposit),CLEAN food jars,any color

PLASTICS: numbers 1-7, milk jugs,shampoo bottles,bleach,sour cream,cottage cheese, clean food containers, llimited hard plastics approved by the attendant.

RETURNABLE BOTTLES AND CANS – For the Long Island Fire and Rescue Department

All soda,beer,wine,water,alcohol and juice containers may be recycled and its redemption value donated to the Fire and Rescue department. Please separate all drinking beverage containers alcoholic/non alcoholic place inside the recycle building. The attendant will sort the bottles and cans and recycle the items that are not redeemable.

A small Maine island town