Transfer Station Information

Residents may take their household recycling and solid waste to the Town's Transfer Station, located off of Church Street (address and hours are to the right). 

A permit is required for entry and must be renewed annually by September 30th. They can be renewed  in person or online as an added option. Only Weston residents may use the Town's Transfer Station and no commercial waste is allowed.

The permit application and additional information about the facility can be found below, including a comprehensive list of everything that is accepted for recycling.

Recyclable Materials

Reducing household tonnage is a primary goal for the Town of Weston, not just to reduce operational costs but also to the benefit of the environment. 

Residents can recycle the following at the Town's Transfer Station: 

  • All metals
  • Brush, leaves, grass, and other yard trimmings
  • Cardboard (non-waxed, clean, even pizza boxes) and Mixed paper (junk mail, office paper)
  • Compost
  • 5-cent MA deposit containers for soda/beer (aluminum, glass, plastic)
  • Electronic components (cords, remotes, accessories, monitors)
  • Glass containers and bottles (with lids or corks)
  • Printer ink cartridges (not toner)
  • Newspaper, glossy magazines, catalogs
  • Plastic (no film, wraps or Styrofoam)
  • Shoes and textiles (good and bad condition)
  • Tin/aluminum cans
  • Mercury-containing items (i.e. CFL light bulbs, button batteries, thermostats)

A complete list of what is accepted and not accepted is available in a quick reference chart (PDF). You can refer to the Recyclopedia, below, or the MassDEP Recycling Directory.

Learn more about how you can throw away less, which helps you and helps the environment.

Donation and Bulky Item Collection Areas

To further assist residents with keeping certain items out of the solid waste stream, the following collection areas are provided at the Transfer Station:

  • Books, bicycles, textiles, clothing and household goods for various non-profits can be left at the corresponding donation areas  
  • Televisions, computer monitors, and other electronic/computer components, as well as fluorescent light bulbs and batteries (as mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection)
  • Scrap wood, such as broken furniture, doors or cabinets
  • Bulky plastic, such as a broken plastic tub
  • Scrap metal, such as an old grill, fencing or appliances

Pay As You Throw

On October 1st, the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash disposal program will begin. This program will encourage increased recycling and reuse opportunities, as well as provide a more equitable approach in how all users of the transfer station dispose of their household garbage. The program is outlined in detail under Town Projects. The key points are as follows:

  • Access to the Transfer Station will be free - all Weston households will be eligible for two free permit stickers
  • Recycling, yard waste and food scrap composting, textile recycling, and donations remain free 
  • All household trash that cannot be recycled, repurposed, or donated will need to go into the Weston-specific PAYT trash bag that will be available for purchase at local retailers - find more of what you can keep out of the trash bag at WestonMA.gov/RSW
  • The PAYT bags will be available in two sizes - 15-gallon ($2) and 30-gallon ($4), both available in rolls of 10

Bulky Waste Charges

As of May 2021, the Transfer Station began charging for bulky waste items. Items may be paid for at the Transfer Station or in advance of your trip (debit/credit card payments only).

Items and Fee Structure (PDF)

Some items can be broken down into recyclables, such as upholstered furniture and mattresses (textiles , scrap wood, and scrap metal) and many bulky items can be reused or repurposed rather than going into the trash. Learn more about donating bulky items.