Materials Accepted at the WSWMD Transfer Station

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

ITEMS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK * can not be placed in the trash since they are banned from landfill disposal – they must be brought to WSWMD and kept separate from household trash. An annual sticker or a day pass is required to dispose of many items.


Cost: $1.00 for the whole transaction plus the following fees: (Prices are subject to change without notice.)

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

Appliances* (with freon)

$10 each

$15 each

Batteries — auto lead acid* $5 each
Batteries — rechargeable, NiCad, lithium, button cell*

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

No charge
Batteries — larger than lantern (e.g. electric fence)* $3 each
Ballasts with PCBs* $6 each
Ballasts without PCBs* $3 each
Bicycles No charge – first choice is the reuse bike shed near the Swap Shop, second choice is the scrap metal container (if unusable)
Cellphones, PDA’s, chargers, Cellphone batteries Free
Christmas trees $5.00 with absolutely no decorations or $10.00 with any decorations
Clothing (clean and dry), belts, shoes No charge – place into the Salvation Army box
Computers* Free for residents, charities, schools and businesses (w/ less than 10 employees)  LIMIT 7 PER DAY
Computers (truck loads)* $0.29/pound for all others who are not listed above
Construction and demolition waste $145 per ton, pro-rated
$15 minimum charge for up to 100 lbs.
Digital converter boxes (cable, Satellite) * $5 each
DVD players* $5 each
Electronics/Stereo Equipment* $5 each
Fax machines* $5 each
Fluorescent lights* Fluorescent tubes – first 10 are free. More than 10 tubes – 13¢ per linear foot
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL’s) – Free
Food waste Free to compost food scraps – sticker or day pass required
Game consoles* $5 each
Latex Paint, Oil Based Paints, Urethanes, Stains, Enamels Free – 10-can limit per visit. – no sticker or day pass required. (Latex paint if hardened goes in the trash) 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 – $12.50 each piece

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

Upholstered Chair – $15

Upholstered Sofa – $20

Sleeper Sofa – $25

Mercury containing devices* No charge
Microwave ovens* $10
Motor oil* (no contamination) No charge
Oil filters (motorcyle, car & truck)* No Charge
Oil filters (heavy equipment)* $0.50 each
Oil Based Paints, Urethanes, Stains, Enamels* Free – 10 gallon limit per visit – no sticker or day pass required. Click on Paint Program for more information
Personal digital assistants* Free
Propane Tanks (up to 1lb.) $1 each
Propane Tanks (1 – 20lb.) $10 each
Refrigerators, dehumidifiers, A/C units* $15 fee (for freon removal)
Scrap metal* $5 per load
Swap items (see Swap Shop page for details) No charge
Telephones & Answering Machines $5 each
Televisions* First 7 pieces are free– free for residents, charities, schools and businesses (with less than 10 employees); otherwise $10 each – no sticker or day pass required
Tires (Bicycles) $1.50
Tires, Car & Truck (up to 16-inch) $3
Tires with rim (Car/Truck) $6
Larger tires (Heavy equipment) Contact us for fees
Trash Annual Sticker or day pass required:

$3.00/bag (32-gallon or smaller) for up to 3 bags.

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

$145.00 per ton (pro-rated) for more than 100 lbs.

VCRs* $5 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. $100 per ton
$10 minimum charge


Download a copy of the WSWMD Price List/Disposal Fees 2019.

Click here for more information on our on-site Swap Shop . You can also email the Swap Shop for more information:

Click here for more information on Annual Stickers and Day Passes:  Annual Stickers and Day Passes:


Note: The following hazardous waste products are collected daily at the Transfer Station. Some items involve paying a fee and others are free.

  • Used motor oil (non-contaminated, fresh from the engine, no gas or water or antifreeze mixed in)
  • Latex paint, oil-based paint, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, enamels, stains, urethanes, aerosols, waterproofing, metal coatings, rust preventatives and field and lawn paints – up to 10 cans at a time
  • Rechargeable batteries and lead-acid batteries
  • Button cell batteries (NiCd, Zinc, etc.), alkaline batteries
  • Thermostats & thermometers that contain mercury
  • Used medical needles (Sharps)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & ballasts
  • Computers, televisions, and cell phones

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 free Swap Shop for reusable items – open Saturdays during April to November.  Winter hours from December to April are 8am-12pm, on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • The large red building houses the main WSWMD office. We sell our own Brattlegrow bulk compost products through the main office. We sell Earth Machine backyard compost bins for $50.00 and kitchen counter top compost pails for $10.00.
  • We also sell 30 lb. bags of Brattlegrow compost for $5.00 at the Scalehouse.