Transfer Station / Recycling Center


Transfer Station / Recycling Center Resources

Permit Fees

Residential Permit Fees

Permit Type
First Permit
SMART Permit $55
Each Additional Permit
Replacement Permit
Low-Income Permit
One-Day Permit

Commercial Permit Fees

Permit Type
First Permit for Commercial Trash Haulers
Each Additional Permit
All Other Commercial Vehicles
*Permits for new residents only will be prorated to $95 after July 1st and $47.50 after October 1st. New residents can not be listed on town Census prior to July 1st to qualify for prorated rate.

Items That Require An Additional Fee

  • Minimum scale charge: $10
  • Commercial solid waste: $102 per ton
  • Commercial brush / trees / limbs: $175 per ton
  • Commercial mixed: $175 per ton
  • Commercial compost: $40 per ton
  • Commercial bulky metal: $65 per ton
  • Building and demolition debris: $200 per ton
    • Defined as materials from construction, renovation, demolition, or wood of any kind
    • Demolition debris may not exceed 42 inches in length
    • All wood and plastic fencing and landscape materials
    • Large quantities of clean gypsum wallboard are banned per the State of Massachusetts, and must be recycled at a C&D facility
  • Freon units: $15 (air conditioner, dehumidifier, freezer, refrigerator, water, or wine cooler)
  • Appliances: $10 (clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, heating unit oil or gas, hot water heater, stove, oven, range, trash compactor)
  • Tires: $5 (18 inches or less)
  • Propane tanks: $5 (20 lbs only)
  • Television: $5 (laptops, TVs, monitors 5 inches to 16 inches)
  • Television: $15 (TVs, monitors 17 inches - 36 inches)
  • Television: $25 (TVs, monitors over 36 inches)
  • Mattress / box spring: $10 or $102 per ton on scale ($10 minimum) 
  • Couch / loveseat / upholstered: $10 or $102 / ton on scale ($10 minimum) 
  • Bundled roll of 4-by-6 foot carpet: $10
  • Rugs larger than 4-by-6 foot: $10 minimum or $102 per ton
Notice: all refuse must be acceptable waste as determined by the director of public works. If you're not sure, check the list of unacceptable items.

Household Hazardous Waste Events

HHW Events are open to Winchester residents.  Please note the date and times for each event. 

·       Payment:  These events are open to Winchester residents on a fee-basis.  You will be asked for payment at the event based on the amount of material you bring.  Please bring the appropriate form of payment indicated in the Notes column of the table below.  Pricing is based on the host town’s contract and will be determined by the contractor. As an example, some contractors charge $35 for the first 12 gallons (liquid or dry equivalent) or $60 for 12 – 25 gallons. 

·       Identification: You will be asked to show identification confirming you are a resident of Winchester.



Town and Location



March 25


66 River Road


Checks only, payable to Clean Harbors, Pre-register at

April 29


15 Lake St


Checks only, payable to CVCC.

May 20


87 Kendall Road


Checks only, payable to Stericycle.

June 10

Natick,                         75 West St


Call to register, (508) 647-6460.

Checks only, payable to Clean Harbors.

October 14


470 Dedham Ave


Checks only, payable to Clean Harbors.

October 28


DPW Building, 275 Old Lancaster Rd


Checks only, payable to Clean Harbors.

November 18


66 River Road


Checks only, payable to Clean Harbors, Pre-register at