I paid for my Transfer Station permit for the year expecting it would cover everything I want to drop off at the Transfer Station. Why isn’t bulky waste included in the fee I paid?

At the time the Select Board established the price of a Transfer Station permit in September 2020, a small increase in the fee was made to keep the tax subsidy of the Transfer Station operating costs within established bounds. No increase in permit fees had been made in the two prior years.  Over the past three years, the increase in permit prices for most households averages slightly more than 2% a year, well below the increase in the cost of running the Transfer Station (the increase was even less for older adults). 

The increase was kept low with the expectation that anticipated revenue from bulky waste would help make up the difference.

Show All Answers

1. Why are we being charged for bulky waste?
2. Instead of charging for bulky items, why not raise the permit fee?
3. I paid for my Transfer Station permit for the year expecting it would cover everything I want to drop off at the Transfer Station. Why isn’t bulky waste included in the fee I paid?
4. Why isn’t this being implemented on the new permit cycle?
5. How were the fees determined?
6. What qualifies as a bulky item?
7. Is this related to Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)?
8. How will the Swap Shed function? Will items left there be charged?
9. Will I be charged for items that can be recycled, such as wood or metal?
10. What about plastic? Isn’t it recyclable?
11. How does the Transfer Station intend to manage this new program?
12. How does the payment work?
13. What is the difference between a rug and a carpet?
14. Can residents with private haulers dispose of bulky waste at the Transfer Station?