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The Town of Wellfleet, MA
Department of Public Works
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Assistant Director
Address:
220 West Main Street
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone:
508-349-0315
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PAY AS YOU THROW & DROP-OFF RECYCLING
FOR THE TOWN OF WELLFLEET


Located at the Wellfleet Transfer Station & Recycling Center
(370 Coles Neck Road, Wellfleet)

HOURS

SUMMER HOURS 
OPEN DAILY - 7 DAYS A WEEK
8 AM - 4 PM
Recycling & Swap Shop to 3:30 PM

WINTER HOURS
CLOSED WED. & THURS.
OPEN  FRIDAY through TUESDAY (late October to late April)
8 AM – 4 PM
Recycling & Swap Shop to 3:30 PM

The Transfer Station is CLOSED on the following holidays:  New Year’s, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Easter, Patriot’s Day, July 4, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Subject to change.

PAY AS YOU THROW
  • The Wellfleet Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program will begin on December 1, 2013
  • The Transfer Station will only accept PURPLE PAYT bags stamped with the Wellfleet logo and PAYT information.  PAYT bags from other towns will not be accepted.
  • PAYT bags are for household trash only - not for recyclable material
  • Wellfleet's purple PAYT bags are available in three sizes:  
8 gallon ($.50 per bag; $2.50 for a roll of five)
15 gallon ($1:00 per bag; $5.00 for a roll of five)
33 gallon ($1.50 per bag; $7.50 for a roll of five)
  • Wellfleet PAYT bags are available at the following locations:  Mid-Cape Home Centers (Orleans & Wellfleet), Rite Aid (Orleans), Shaw's, South Wellfleet General Store, Stop & Shop (Orleans & Provincetown), Wellfleet Marketplace, Wellfleet Spirits Shoppe
  • If you are experiencing financial hardship and are income eligible,* please contact Health Agent Hillary Greenberg-Lemos at (508) 349-0308 or hillary.lemos@wellfleet-ma.gov to see if you qualify to receive free Wellfleet PAYT bags.  (*Income eligibility includes but is not limited to persons who reside in low-income housing or affordable accessory dwellings, enrolled in Medicaid, Mass Health, DVA benefits recipient or any other subsidized health care network, family members accepted in free or reduced lunch fee programs, WIC, food stamps, Meals on Wheels or any other nutritional supplement program). 
RATES FOR HOUSEHOLD WASTE
  • Pay as You Throw bags are not required for household trash however, there is a $5.00 charge per bag with a 35-gallon size bag limit.  $5.00 per bag charge to be paid to a Transfer Station attendant at the gate house.
  • Or use purple PAY AS YOU THROW BAGS for household trash only - not for recyclable material
  • Recycling is always free
  • For  Beach / Transfer Station permits call (508) 349-9818  (seasonal)
RECYCLE it's free!

Mixed Paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Catalogs, junk mail, phonebooks
  • Home and office paper, letters, envelopes, file folders
  • Cardboard, empty pizza boxes, cereal boxes, egg cartons
  • NEW!  Milk, juice cartons & soup cartons
NO PLASTIC FOIL POUCHES

Metal & Plastic
Food & Drink Containers
  • NEW!  Plastic bags and baggies are now accepted for recycling
  • Tin, steel, aluminum cans & lids
  • Rigid Plastics including plastic toys, buckets, flower pots, chairs, etc.
  • Plastic containers labeled 1-5, and 7 check bottom of container for a symbol like this:
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NO PLASTIC FOAM (Styrofoam)

Returnable Cans and Bottles
  • Please sort in the returnables area
Glass
  • Bottles and jars only
No broken glass, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, glassware or ceramics

Textiles
  • 95% of textiles are recyclable.  Place clean & dry items in the collection boxes or donate to local thrifts & animal shelters
Yard Waste
  • Grass and leaves
  • Christmas trees
  • Branches 6’ long x 2” in diameter maximum
No vines, tree stumps, or large timbers

Shellfish Shells for Oyster Reefs
See attendant or call Andy Koch, Shellfish Constable 508-349-0325

OTHER MATERIALS FOR DISPOSAL
Please see attendant before you dispose of these items.  Fees may apply
Bulky Items:  Carpets, mattresses, TVs, computer monitors, large appliances, broken furniture
 
Scrap Metal:  All metal (except for tin and aluminum cans)

Demolition:  Brick, concrete, rock, sand, dirt, painted wood, window glass, clean gypsum wallboard

Mercury:  Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), fluorescent tubing, thermometers, thermostats, cell phone batteries, button batteries, rechargeable batteries, car batteries  Note:  It is illegal to throw mercury in the trash.

Cell Phones & Chargers:  See attendant

Pharmaceuticals disposal drop-box  is located at the Police  Department (508) 349-3702

HAZARDOUS or TOXIC MATERIALS REQUIRE SPECIAL DISPOSAL
Solvents, gasoline, explosives, sewage. Chemicals, household cleaning fluids, combustible or noncombustible fluids of any type or composition.   Hospital/biological waste, animal/human waste, nuclear / radioactive material, pesticides, and fungicides.  For a comprehensive list visit:   www.capecodextension.org

(PERMIT REQUIRED)
SWAP SHOP  reusable household items only  (no TVs, no microwaves)
8 AM - 3:30 PM  

PAINT SHED (see attendant)  
Third Saturdays, 9 AM - 2 PM
April – Oct.

WOOD PILE (see attendant)
firewood & clean wood recycling
Please no painted, treated, or finished wood or plywood

WELLFLEET RECYCLING COMMITTEE
To volunteer  please call (508) 349-0300

PERMITS & FEES
Town of Wellfleet/Board of Health
Schedule of Fees and Conditions for Solid Waste Disposal at the Wellfleet Transfer Station
EFFECTIVE 7/1/2013

Residential Waste Disposal
1. Resident Vehicle Sticker
A.       1st vehicle…………………………………………….......…………$40.00
B.      2nd vehicle…………………………………………………………...$10.00
C.      3rd vehicle……………………………………………………………$40.00
Stickers are to be permanently affixed to the windshield, lower corner driver’s side of the vehicle, and allow unlimited entry for disposal of reasonable quantities of ordinary household waste from a single residence only.  All waste must be in Wellfleet designated “Pay as You Throw” bags.

2. Pay As You Throw Bags
A. large (about 33 gallons)……………………………………………...…….$1.50
B. medium (about 15 gallons)………………………………………..……….$1.00
C. small (about 8 gallons)…………………………………………..………...$  .50

3. User Fee for non-PAYT Bags……………………………….……..……$5.00 per bag
Pay as You Throw bags not required however, there is a $5.00 charge per bag with a 35-gallon size bag limit.

Commercial Waste Disposal
1. Commercial Business Vehicle Sticker
A. small vehicle (<1 ton)……………………………………………...…….$65.00
B. large vehicle (>1 ton)…………………………………………………….$95.00
Disposal of waste from hotels, motels, cottage colonies, condominiums, restaurants, and commercial businesses requires a commercial business vehicle sticker.  

2. Commercial Refuse Fee
A. waste in Pay as You Throw bags……………………………………………free
B. waste not in Pay as You Throw bags……………...…………………$80.00/ton

Commercial Refuse Hauler
1. Commercial Refuse Hauler Vehicle Sticker……………………………………...$95.00

2. Commercial Refuse Hauler Residential Refuse Fee………………………..$30.00/ton
If waste is to be disposed of at the Wellfleet Transfer Station it is required to be in Wellfleet designated “Pay as You Throw” bags.

Construction and Demolition Disposal
1. Construction and Demolition Disposal Fee………………………………....$270.00/ton
Construction and demolition includes sheet rock, bricks, asphalt, shingles, windows, doors, and scrap lumber which is cut into six foot lengths.
Bulk Metal
1. Bulk Metal Disposal Fee……………………………………………………..$40.00/ton

Special Fee Items
Appliances......…………………………………………………………………..$5.00 each
Carpets…………………………………………………………………………$10.00 each
50 Gallon Drums………………………………………………………………..$5.00 each
Mattresses and Box Springs……………………...……………………………$20.00 each
Petroleum Tanks-300 Gallons……...………………………………………….$30.00 each
Propane Tanks- 20 lb Capacity………………………………………………….$3.00 each
Propane Tanks- >20 lb Capacity…………...………………………………….$20.00 each
Sofas and Chairs……………………………………………………………….$10.00 each
Televisions and Computer Monitors……...…………………………………...$10.00 each
Car Tires………………………………………………………………………...$2.00 each
Water Tanks……………………………………………………………………..$5.00 each
Other Bulky Items…..…………………………………………………………$10.00 each


THERE WILL BE NO FEE FOR RECYCLABLE MATERIALS


DEPARTMENT
TYPE OF PERMIT
FEE
Water System
Base Service Fee - sent to all applicants semi-annually
$75.00
      - 1,000 - 20,000 gallons  (per thousand)
$1.25
      - 20,000 - 35,000 gallons (per thousand)
$6.00
      - 35,000 - 60,000 gallons (per thousand)
$10.00
      - 60,000 - 85,000 gallons (per thousand)
$10.00
85,000 gallons and up (per thousand)
$12.50
Application for water service  - 10% of the connection fee
10%
System Participation Conncetion Fee, per Resident/Title 5
$10,000.00
System Participation, per Commercial/Multi Use Property
$16,000.00
Water Meter
by system
Annual Charge
$200.00
Turn-off/on Service     - weekdays 6:30AM - 3PM
$30.00
     - weekdays 3PM - 6:30AM
$40.00
     - weekends or holidays
$50.00
Delayed payment - after 30 days
$10.00
     plus interest as charges for delayed RE/Tax
14%
Road Cut Permit
$35.00
Curb Cut Permit
$25.00
ammended 09/2011
                


 
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