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The city has published its official transfer station policy, including answers to many frequently asked questions.
City garbage bags and stickers for transfer stations are not yet available.
The Rte. The 28 Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Saturday from January 5th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 2020 Transfer Station stickers will be accepted until February 1, 2021, but officials have indicated that the bags will be required from January 5. It is not clear whether the bags will be available by then. As of December 28, city administrator Derek Sullivan did not give a date when residents could expect to find the bags in stores.
The city now has to dispose of its own waste after being part of a district with Carver and Marion since the 1970s. While the city was part of the district, Covanta-SEMASS disposed of all of the city’s waste free of charge in exchange for access to the Carver landfill. Now the business is coming to an end and the residents have to pay for the waste disposal.
The operation of the transfer station is paid for by the cost of $ 125 transfer station stickers. The costs for the disposal of the waste disposed of there are paid for by the costs of special municipal garbage bags.
The small bags are 12 to 15 gallons – the same size as a typical kitchen trash bag – and can hold up to 15 pounds of waste. These bags are priced at $ 1.25 each and are sold in rolls of ten bags for $ 12.50.
The larger bags are 30 to 33 gallons – not quite the size of a contractor’s bag – and can hold about 25 pounds of waste. These bags sell for $ 2 each, in a pack of 5 for $ 10.
As soon as the distribution locations for the bags are confirmed, the list will be published on the city’s website.
The stickers are available online and cost $ 125 for the first vehicle and $ 60 for an additional vehicle. Carver residents can purchase stickers for $ 140 for the first vehicle and $ 60 for additional vehicles. Stickers purchased online will be sent to the buyer’s home.
Only household waste is accepted in the Rte. 28 transfer station.
Employees at the transfer station can refuse to accept excessive amounts (more than five bags) of waste at any time.
The transfer station also accepts single stream recycling, which means that recyclable materials do not have to be sorted by type.
At least for now, large items such as mattresses, tires, furniture, and sawn timber will not be accepted.
City-wide roadside rubbish and recycling collection is scheduled to begin on April 1st. From this point on, the residents can no longer hire their own contractor independently.
The city offered an exclusive transportation contract to keep costs down for residents.
Selectman Peter Teitelbaum said the annual roadside pickup price will be $ 365 in town. If residents were to hire their own contractors, they would pay an average of $ 550 per year.
Roadside transport costs are split into two billing cycles. Since the program only starts in April, the first billing cycle is carried out proportionally. The first bill, issued in June, is $ 91.25, which is the cost of the first three months of the program. The second bill covers the last six months of the year for $ 182.50.
Those who buy decals for transfer stations will have this cost offset against the cost of roadside dragging.
Transfer station stickers can be purchased online. Registration for the curbside service is also online. None of these sites will be operational as of December 28th.