Transfer Station/Recycling Center (Solid Waste Division)
Location: 39 Sand Hill Rd.
Hours: 7:30 to 3:30, Tuesday through Saturday
(Scale closes at 3:00 PM)
General operations include assisting residents with recycling, handling of recyclables, bag sales (for municipal solid waste), brush pickup, appliance pickup and placement and disposal of all non-recyclables. Ongoing monitoring of DEP grant programs. The purchase of a used large roll-over truck allows the division to perform services that were contracted for previously, and seek more profitable markets.
An important function of this division is to encourage people to recycle. Demonstrations of composting are given on a frequent basis to groups and to the public. Free reams of office paper are exchanged for white paper that is brought in to be recycled (1 ream for 200 pounds of used white paper).
Future projects include:
efforts to market recyclables more cost effectively
efforts to upgrade and improve preset operations
possible sharing of facility with a nearby town
possible collection of computers and electrical equipment