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The Transfer Station will be OPEN on Friday, November 24, 2017

Located at the Wellfleet Transfer Station & Recycling Center

(370 Coles Neck Road, Wellfleet)
 
 
 
Effective July 1, 2016 the Commercial Refuse Fee for the Wellfleet Transfer Station will be $120 per ton for waste not in Pay As You Throw Bags, in accordance to Local Board of Health Regulations, Section 8000.
 
 
HOURS
 
SUMMER HOURS 
Starting May 26, 2017
OPEN DAILY - 7 DAYS A WEEK
8 AM - 4 PM
Recycling  to 3:30 PM
 
WINTER HOURS
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
OPEN  FRIDAY through TUESDAY (After Labor Day to Memorial Day)
8 AM – 4 PM
Recycling  to 3:30 PM
 
The Transfer Station is CLOSED on the following holidays:  New Year’s, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Easter, Patriot’s Day, July 4, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Subject to change.
 
PAY AS YOU THROW
  • The Wellfleet Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program began on December 1, 2013
  • The Transfer Station will only accept PURPLE PAYT bags stamped with the Wellfleet logo. A valid Wellfleet Transfer Station sticker is required. PAYT bags from other towns will not be accepted.
  • PAYT bags are for household trash only - not for recyclable material
  • Wellfleet's purple PAYT bags are available in three sizes:  
8 gallon ($.50 per bag; $2.50 for a roll of five)
15 gallon ($1:00 per bag; $5.00 for a roll of five)
33 gallon ($1.50 per bag; $7.50 for a roll of five)
  • Wellfleet PAYT bags are available at the following locations:  Mid-Cape Home Centers (Orleans & Wellfleet), Rite Aid (Orleans), Shaw's, South Wellfleet General Store, Stop & Shop (Orleans & Provincetown), Wellfleet Marketplace, Wellfleet Spirits Shoppe
  • PAYT bags are not available for purchase at the Transfer Station.
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship and are income eligible,* please contact Health Agent Hillary Greenberg-Lemos at (508) 349-0308 or hillary.lemos@wellfleet-ma.gov to see if you qualify to receive free Wellfleet PAYT bags.  (*Income eligibility includes but is not limited to persons who reside in low-income housing or affordable accessory dwellings, enrolled in Medicaid, Mass Health, DVA benefits recipient or any other subsidized health care network, family members accepted in free or reduced lunch fee programs, WIC, food stamps, Meals on Wheels or any other nutritional supplement program). 
RATES FOR HOUSEHOLD WASTE
  • Ordinary household waste that is generated in a single-family dwelling will be accepted with a valid residential Wellfleet Transfer Station sticker and must be in specific Wellfleet designated “Pay as You Throw” bags (Effective 12/1/13). Residential waste may also be accepted with payment of a one time user fee.

  • Or use purple PAY AS YOU THROW BAGS for household trash only - not for recyclable material.

  • Recycling is always free

  • For  Beach / Transfer Station permits call (508) 349-9818  (seasonal)
 
RECYCLE it's free!
 
Mixed Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Catalogs, junk mail, phonebooks
  • Home and office paper, letters, envelopes, file folders
  • Cardboard, empty pizza boxes, cereal boxes, egg cartons
  • NEW!  Milk, juice cartons & soup cartons

Metal & Plastic

NO PLASTIC FOIL POUCHES

 
Food & Drink Containers
  • Tin, steel, aluminum cans & lids
  • Rigid Plastics including plastic toys, buckets, flower pots, chairs, etc.
  • Plastic containers labeled 1-5, and 7 check bottom of container for a symbol like this:
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NO PLASTIC FOAM (Styrofoam)
 
Returnable Cans and Bottles
  • Please sort in the returnables area
Glass
  • Bottles and jars only
No broken glass, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, glassware or ceramics
 
Textiles
  • 95% of textiles are recyclable.  Place clean & dry items in the collection boxes or donate to local thrifts & animal shelters
Yard Waste
  • Grass and leaves  (Please Note: No Landscape or Commercial entities.)
  • Christmas trees
  • Branches 6’ long x 2” in diameter maximum
No vines, tree stumps, or large timbers

Shellfish Shells for Oyster Reefs

See attendant or call Shellfish Constable 508-349-0325
 
OTHER MATERIALS FOR DISPOSAL
Please see attendant before you dispose of these items.  Fees may apply
 
Bulky Items:  Carpets, mattresses, TVs, computer monitors, large appliances, broken furniture
 
Scrap Metal:  All metal (except for tin and aluminum cans)

Demolition:  Brick, concrete, painted wood, window glass, clean gypsum wallboard (Please Note: We do not accept asbestos, creosol, or hazardous waste.)

Mercury:  Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), fluorescent tubing, thermometers, thermostats, cell phone batteries, button batteries, rechargeable batteries, car batteries  Note:  It is illegal to throw mercury in the trash.

Cell Phones & Chargers:  See attendant

Pharmaceuticals disposal drop-box  is located at the Police  Department (508) 349-3702

HAZARDOUS or TOXIC MATERIALS REQUIRE SPECIAL DISPOSAL

Solvents, gasoline, explosives, sewage. Chemicals, household cleaning fluids, combustible or noncombustible fluids of any type or composition.   Hospital/biological waste, animal/human waste, nuclear / radioactive material, pesticides and fungicides, asbestos, or creosol.  For a comprehensive list visit:   www.capecodextension.org

 

SWAP SHOP  reusable household items only  (no TVs, no microwaves, no computer monitors, no chemicals, no food or food products.)
 
The Swap Shop will be open Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 am -12 pm until further notice.  

The Town will maintain a Swap Shop for the use of Wellfleet residents only. At all times, items to be left off at the Swap Shop are subject to approval of the attendant on duty. Items must be in at least fair and reusable condition. Appliances and other bulky items may be subject to the normal fee for those items. Proof of residency in Wellfleet will be required.

Please Note: Vehicles not having a valid Transfer Station sticker that are driven by residents, nonresident taxpayers, or visitors of Wellfleet will be admitted to the Recycling Area of Transfer Station for the sole purpose of depositing acceptable items for recycling. This does not include access to the Swap Shop.

 

PAINT SHED (see attendant) 

to 3:30

 

WELLFLEET RECYCLING COMMITTEE

recyclingcommittee@wellfleet-ma.gov

To volunteer  please call (508) 349-0300
 
PERMITS & FEES
Town of Wellfleet/Board of Health
Schedule of Fees and Conditions for Solid Waste Disposal at the Wellfleet Transfer Station
EFFECTIVE 7/1/2014
 
Residential Waste Disposal
1. Resident Vehicle Sticker
A.       1st vehicle……….…………….......…………$25.00
B.      2nd vehicle…………………………………....$10.00
C.      3rd vehicle…………………………….....……$35.00
Stickers are to be permanently affixed to the windshield, lower corner driver’s side of the vehicle, and allow unlimited entry for disposal of reasonable quantities of ordinary household waste from a single residence only.  All waste must be in Wellfleet designated “Pay as You Throw” bags.
 
2. Pay As You Throw Bags
 
A. large (about 33 gallons)……….$1.50
               Sold in rolls of 5 for $7.50
 
B. medium (about 15 gallons)….…$1.00
               Sold in rolls of 5 for $5.00
 
C. small (about 8 gallons)……......$ .50
                Sold in rolls of 5 for $2.50
 
3. User Fee for non-PAYT Bags……....……$5.00 per bag
Pay as You Throw bags not required however, there is a $5.00 charge per bag with a 35-gallon size bag limit.
 
Commercial Waste Disposal
1. Commercial Business Vehicle Sticker
A. small vehicle (<1 ton)……………………..…….$65.00
B. large vehicle (>1 ton)………………………...….$95.00
Disposal of waste from hotels, motels, cottage colonies, condominiums, restaurants, and commercial businesses requires a commercial business vehicle sticker.  
 
2. Commercial Refuse Fee
A. waste in Pay as You Throw bags………...…………free
B. waste not in Pay as You Throw bags………$120.00/ton
 
Commercial Refuse Hauler
1. Commercial Refuse Hauler Vehicle Sticker……….......$95.00
 
2. Commercial Refuse Hauler Residential Refuse Fee................................................................................$30.00/ton
If waste is to be disposed of at the Wellfleet Transfer Station it is required to be in Wellfleet designated “Pay as You Throw” bags.

Construction and Demolition Disposal

1. Construction and Demolition Disposal Fee……....$270.00/ton
Construction and demolition includes sheet rock, bricks, asphalt, shingles, windows, doors, and scrap lumber which is cut into six foot lengths. Please Note: We do not accept asbestos, creosol, or hazardous waste.
 
Bulk Metal
1. Bulk Metal Disposal Fee………....………………..$40.00/ton
 
Special Fee Items
Appliances......……………....…………………..…..$10.00 each
Carpets……………………………....………………$10.00 each
50 Gallon Drums………………………………....…..$5.00 each
Mattresses and Box Springs………………...…....…$20.00 each
Petroleum Tanks-300 Gallons……...………........….$30.00 each
Propane Tanks- 20 lb Capacity………………….........$3.00 each
Propane Tanks- >20 lb Capacity……….....................$20.00 each
Sofas and Chairs………………………………....….$10.00 each
Sleeper Sofa………………………….......……....….$20.00 each
Televisions and Computer Monitors……...………...$10.00 each
Car Tires……………………………………………...$2.00 each
Pick-Up Truck Tires………………………………...$5.00 each
Water Tanks………………………..……..............…………..$5.00 each
Other Bulky Items…..…………………………....…$10.00 each
 
THERE WILL BE NO FEE FOR RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Mark Vincent Director
Paul Lindberg Assistant Director
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