Materials Accepted at the WSWMD Transfer Station

The following table lists many of the items accepted at the Transfer Station and their cost. 

Please note:  An access sticker or day pass MUST be obtained prior to disposing of most items.   

ITEMS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK * can not be placed in the trash since they are banned from landfill disposal – they must be kept separate from household trash.   

An annual sticker or a day pass is required to dispose of many items.






Answering Machines, Fax Machines, Internet Routers* $5 each
Appliances* (without freon)

Appliances* (with freon)

$10 each

$15 each

Batteries — auto lead acid*– No sticker or day pass required $5 each
Batteries — rechargeable, NiCad, lithium, button cell*

(Note: alkaline manganese and carbon zinc batteries can be put in your household trash)

No sticker or day pass required

No charge
Batteries — larger than lantern (ie, electric fence)*

No sticker or day pass required

$3 each
Ballasts with PCBs* $6 each
Ballasts without PCBs* $3 each
Bicycles Free if reusable, ask at Scale House to put into bike shed.  Otherwise, it’s considered scrap metal and will be charged current scrap metal prices if unusable.
Cellphones, PDA’s, chargers, Cellphone batteries–

No sticker or day pass required

Christmas trees $5.00 with absolutely no decorations or $10.00 decorated
Clothing (clean and dry), belts, shoes No charge – place into the Salvation Army box
Computers, tablets, laptops*–

No sticker or day pass required

Free for residents, charities,schools and businesses (w/ less than 10 employees)  LIMIT 7 PER DAY.  
Computers (truck loads)* $0.29 per pound for all establishments with 10 or more employees
Construction and demolition waste and debris $0.15 per pound
$15 minimum charge for up to 100 lbs.
Digital converter boxes (cable, Satellite) * $5 each
DVD players, CD players, VCRs* $5 each
Electronics/Stereo Equipment* $5 each
Fax machines* $5 each
Fluorescent lights*— No sticker or day pass required Fluorescent tubes – first 10 are free. More than 10 tubes – 13¢ per linear foot
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL’s) – Free
Food scraps/waste* Free to compost food scraps 
Game consoles* (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo) $5 each
Latex Paint, Oil Based Paints, Urethane, Stains, Enamels– No sticker or day pass required Free – 10-can limit per visit

Click on Paint Program for more information

Low-grade, non-recyclable paper Free to compost: paper plates, cups, napkins, etc.
Mattresses and upholstered furniture Twin/Full mattress or box spring, futon mattress – $12.50 each piece

Queen/King mattress or box spring – $20 each piece

Upholstered Chair, Loveseat – $15

Upholstered Sofa – $20

Sleeper Sofa – $25

Mercury containing devices* No charge
Microwave ovens* $10
Motor oil* (no contamination)

No sticker or day pass required

No charge
Oil filters (motorcycle, car & truck)* No Charge
Oil filters (heavy equipment)* $0.50 each
Oil Based Paints, Urethane, Stains, Enamels*–

No sticker or day pass required

Free – 10 gallon limit per visit  Click on Paint Program for more information
Propane Tanks (up to 1 pound)* $1 each
Propane Tanks (2 – 20 pounds)* $10 each
Refrigerators, freezers (please remove doors prior to disposal), dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners (Portable, Stand-alone, Window Units)* $15 fee (for freon removal)
Scrap metal* $5 per load
Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors $5 each
Telephones & Answering Machines*

No sticker or day pass required

$5 each

No sticker or day pass required

First 7 pieces are free– free for residents, charities, schools and businesses (with less than 10 employees); otherwise $10 each – 
Tires (Bicycles)* $1.50
Tires, Car & Truck (up to 19-inch)* $3
Tires with rim (Car/Truck)* $6
Larger tires (Heavy equipment)* Contact us for fees
Trash $3.00/bag (33-gallon or smaller) for up to 3 bags.

More than 3 bags – $15.00 minimum charge for up to 100 lbs.

$0.15 per pound 

Vacuums* $3 each
Yard Waste (brush and leaves) – there is no charge for “CLEAN” leaves – the leaves must be separated and without any branches or other yard waste. Fees apply for any combination of leaves, branches, and other yard waste. $0.10 per pound
$10 minimum charge


Note: The following hazardous waste products will not be accepted and MUST wait for a Hazardous Waste Collection Day 

  • Cleaning products with “poison” on the label or skull and crossbones
  • Contaminated used motor oil (unknown mixtures-water, antifreeze, gasoline, etc.)
  • Driveway and asphalt sealers
  • Muriatic Acid or other caustic chemicals
  • Pesticides and Fungicides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Roofing tars
  • Rusty paint cans or paint cans without labels
  • Spray paint

WSWMD’s Facility consists of:

  • A transfer station/scalehouse that accepts non-recyclable solid waste and construction and demolition (C&D) debris.
  • A recycling drop-off center for recyclables, compostable material, yard waste, used motor oil, oil filters, tires, batteries, paint, textiles, white goods (appliances), metal, computers and other electronic waste.
  • A compost-processing facility producing high quality compost from carefully managed food scraps, yard debris, commercial and residential curbside compost.
  • A free Swap Shop for reusable items – open Saturdays during April to November.  Winter hours from December to April are 8:30am-12pm, on the 2nd Saturday of the month.