Recycling in Weathersfield
Residents bring their recycling to the Weathersfield Transfer Station and Recycling Center at 5024 Rt. 106 in Perkinsville. (From Downers 4 Corners, go north on 106 for almost ½ mile. Recycling Center is on left.) To learn about disposing of garbage, click here.
Hours of operation:
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Expanded Recycling as of May 4, 2011
The Weathersfield Transfer Station is now offering an expanded and more convenient recycling program in coordination with the Windham Solid Waste Management District in Brattleboro.
As you drive in, you will be directed to the existing ramp on the left side of the Transfer Station where 4 roll-off containers will be available to receive all of your recyclables. Drop your recyclables, free-of-charge, into the following containers:
- corrugated cardboard (flattened)
- paper and boxboard
- plastic food and beverage containers, aluminum and tin cans
We will be expanding what types of plastic may be recycled to include #1 through #7 plastic. (Presently, we accept only #1 and #2 plastic.)
The roll-off containers for scrap steel and construction waste will be moved from the left side of the facility to the right side near where you dispose of your household trash.
Where will the recycled materials go? The roll-off container for glass will be transported to Springfield, Vermont where the glass will be crushed for use as pea-stone in construction projects. The other three recycling roll-offs will be transported to the Windham Solid Waste's sorting and baling facility in Brattleboro which handles recyclables from 20 other towns.
These improvements will only affect the way recyclables are handled. All other types of waste (such as trash, light bulbs, and waste oil) will continue to be handled as before.
Questions? Please call the Transfer Station or call the Town Hall at 674-2626.
Corks - natural only - are also accepted at the transfer station. Look for the clear plastic jug.
Effective January 1, 2007 it is illegal to use a lead sinker which weighs one-half ounce or less to fish in Vermont. Bring sinkers to the Recycling Center.
Bag and Bring:
- Clean and Dry Clothing - all types, including ripped, stained, and out-of-fashion
- Shoes - bagged separately from clothing
- Clean and Dry Linens: blankets, sheets, towels, curtains (including ripped or stained)
- Belts, Purses, Hats, Mittens, Coats, Socks
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) services this shed. These materials are sold and the profits used to fund community programs in our area.
To dispose of trash at the transfer station, purchase a punch card(s) at the following locations:
- The Weathersfield Town Offices
- Downer's Corners Store in Perkinsville
- Sunoco Gas Station in Ascutney
Card of 5 punches = $10.00
Card of 10 punches = $20.00
30-gallon trash bag = one punch
For a full schedule of disposal costs, click on www.weathersfield.org.
At the Transfer Station we also accept the following:
Antifreeze: one punch per gallon
Batteries: automotive, two punches; sealed wet cell, two punches
Couch, Hide-a-Bed, or Loveseat: ten punches; Upholstered Chair: eight punches
Drums: empty - no charge; 55-gallon or 275-gallon - to be determined by attendant
Electronics: see below
Fiberglass Panels/Enclosures: five punches
Fluorescent Bulbs: Free fluorescent bulb (tubes and compacts) recycling at the transfer station - no limit on bulbs; 10 tubes per visit
Junk Vehicles: Not Accepted
Logs (chunk wood): four punches per pick-up load
Mattress/Box Springs: twin mattress, three punches; full mattress, four punches; queen or king mattress, five punches; twin or full-sized box springs, two punches; queen- or king-sized box springs, three punches
Microwave: small-2 punches, medium-3 punches, large-4 punches, built-in microwave - 6-10 punches
Porcelain Fixtures: three punches
Propane Tanks: 20 lb., two punches; 30 lb., eighteen punches; 100 lb., eighteen punches; 250 lb., 40 punches
Refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers: ten punches each for Freon removal
Rugs, carpets: fee depends upon size
Table, Non-upsholstered Chair: one to five punches
Tires: 15" and under, one punch; 16" two punches; 20" four punches; 22" five punches; heavy-duty truck, ten punches; tires on rims, add two punches
Vacuum Cleaner: two punches
Asphalt Shingles: Level pick-up load - fee depends upon size of truck
Construction and Demolition, Gypsum (non-burnable): less than 8 foot truckbed 100 punches; 8 foot truckbed 150 punches; 3 ton pick-up load 400 punches; larger than 3 tons not accepted
Land-clearing Debris: brush only - no stumps
FREE recycling of certain e-waste (computers, computer monitors, CRT-containing devices, printers, and TVs) began on July 1, 2011. For the details, click on the Department of Environmental Conservation's website. Vermont is the twenty-first state in the country to enact an e-waste law. The new program is open only to Vermont residents, charities, school districts, and small businesses with up to ten employees. In our District, the Cavendish, Ludlow, Rockingham, Springfield, and Weathersfield transfer stations have registered as free collection sites. Any Vermont resident can recycle their e-waste at those sites.
Re-use electronics locally at WinCycle, 28 River Street (former Goodyear building), Windsor, 674-6320. WinCycle accepts electronics for a fee. WinCycle is a non-profit that sells refurbished computers at reasonable prices.
Most televisions and computer monitors contain an average of four pounds of lead in addition to cadmium, mercury, and other heavy metals used in the circuit boards. Exposure to these elements can lead to serious health problems, which is why proper disposal of electronics is important.
Button batteries (in hearing aids, watches, calculators, cameras, etc.) and all fluorescent bulbs (full-size and compact) contain mercury and must be recycled.
FREE fluorescent bulb recycling (tube and compact) at the transfer station.
Rechargeables are recyclable. Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, remote control toys, and portable household appliances. When the batteries can no longer hold a charge, bring them to the Recycling Center.
The local non-profit Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution to the needy in developing nations. All types of eyeglasses and sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription, are acceptable. Reading glasses, too. No eyeglass cases. Look for the yellow Lions collection box by the exit at the Windsor Price Chopper.
Tired of paying to dispose of all of your kitchen scraps? Compost them in your own backyard. This spring, through the Solid Waste District, you can purchase a compost bin and how-to guide at less than half of the retail price Need another incentive? Organics rotting in landfills add to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. For more information, call 674-9235.
Weathersfield has an open burning ordinance and with good reason. Decades ago, most trash consisted of only paper, cardboard, and glass. Today, however, manufacturers use a host of synthetics in packaging, most of which release carcinogenic toxins into the air and soil when burned. Please do your part to protect Vermont's public and environmental health from toxics; talk to your neighbors about the dangers associated with burning trash.
To receive less national advertising mail, the Direct Mail Association has a program called DMAchoice. To register, click on "Get Started." The organization will charge $1.00 to place your name and home address in a "do-not-mail" file for three years.
Catalog Choice is a great way to cut down on unwanted catalogs that show up in your mailbox. Click on www.catalogchoice.org to find out more information.
Household Hazardous Waste
Your Solid Waste District sponsors two collections annually (on the second Saturday in May and in September) for the collection and safe disposal of HHW. Residents and businesses from all member towns may participate. Businesses will be charged a fee and must pre-register. No pre-registration required for residents. Call 674-9235 for more info.
What to bring: Most substances with labels that say: Caustic, Toxic, Corrosive, Poison, Flammable, Warning
From the Garden/Yard/House: insecticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, rodent killer, metal polish, pool chemicals, photography chemicals, flea powder, no-pest strips, toilet & drain cleaner, oven cleaner, mothballs, lighter fluid, bathroom cleaners, chemistry sets, arts & crafts supplies, bleaches, mercury thermometers, rug cleaner
From the Garage/Workbench: antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, transmission fluid, engine & radiator flusher, engine degreaser, carburetor cleaner, gas treatments, Xenon halogen headlight bulbs (blue-tinted), plastic fuel filters, rust proofers, wood preservatives, sealants, solvents, creosote, roofing tar, driveway sealer, muriatic acid, varnish, paint thinner, wood strippers and stains, lead- and oil-based paints. Properly drained metal fuel filters can be recycled with scrap metal.
DO NOT bring latex paint, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, batteries, used motor oil, dry creosote, asbestos, radioactive material, empty containers, fireworks, tires, medical waste, or ammunition.