Transfer Station / Recycling Center

The Transfer Station is for WINCHESTER RESIDENTS ONLY


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Beyond the Bin

The Beyond the Bin search tool is next level recycle searching.  Use it to find out how and where to donate or recycle items that can't go in your home recycling bin and are too good to trash.

Residential Permit Fees

Permit Type
First Permit $292
2nd regular permit $20
Replacement Permit $15
Low-Income Permit $30
One-Day Permit $50

Commercial Permit Fees

Permit Type
First Permit for Commercial Trash Haulers $300
Each Additional Permit $225
All Other Commercial Vehicles $225

*Permits for new residents only will be prorated to $67.00 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: $15
  • Commercial solid waste: $170 per ton
  • Commercial brush / trees / limbs: $185 per ton
  • Commercial mixed: $195 per ton
  • Commercial compost: $50 per ton
  • Commercial bulky metal: $65 per ton
  • Building and demolition debris: $230 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: $10 (18 inches or less)
  • Propane tanks: $10 (20 lbs only)
  • Television: $10 (laptops, TVs, monitors 5 inches to 16 inches)
  • Television: $15 (TVs, monitors 17 inches - 36 inches)
  • Television: $25 (TVs, monitors over 36 inches)

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.