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 it is a holiday. If so trash pickup will be on the following Tuesday. Household trash must be in plastic bags, that are not too heavy 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. Payment at time of disposal will be required using a punch pass system. Punch cards can be purchased from the Transfer Station attendant 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.
NOTICE: The Transfer Station is closed on the holidays. 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”.
ZERO SORT CONTAINER ITEMS
NOTE: Do not place plastic film or plastic bags in the zero sort container.
PAPER: mail,catalogs,paperback books, paper bags, newspaper,phone books, office paper,file folders,junk mail,magazines,envelopes and hard cover books with no covers
ALUMINUM: beverage containers(non deposit),CLEAN foil,pie plates,cooking trays etc.
METAL/TIN: aerosol cans (not paint or Haz waste), CLEAN 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.
CARDBOARD CONTAINER (COMPACTOR) ITEMS
All types of cardboard, paper (flat) board boxes, egg cartons, paper towel and toilet paper rolls.
RETURNABLE (DEPOSIT) BOTTLES AND CANS
All soda,beer,wine,water,alcohol and juice containers may be recycled and their redemption value is donated to the Fire and Rescue department.
Please sort material in to appropriately label containers to the left side of the zero sort container.