View from Transfer Station
View from Transfer Station

Serving Monson, Blanchard & Elliotsville

INFORMATION & RATES

Effective May 1, 2020

HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday 3 PM to 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM

LOCATION

Left off Chapin Avenue past Stanton Avenue. (See map on Contact Us page.)

ATTENDANT

Jim Bohrer

YEARLY PERMIT REQUIRED

As of April 1, 2016, all users of the Town of Monson Transfer Station are required to have a Permit. This Permit expires April 1st of each year. All proceeds go directly to offset the costs of the Transfer Station. Permits are available for purchase at the Transfer Station or Town Office.

Annual Permit Fee $5.00
After November 1st$3.00

The Permit Sticker must be placed in plain view on vehicle entering transfer station. (Example: driver side lower windshield.)

View from Transfer Station
View from Transfer Station

Permit allows Free Access to the following in addition to solid waste disposal 

  • WOOD BURN PILE
  • UNIVERSAL WASTE COLLECTION
  • METAL DUMPSTER
  • WASTE OIL

RECYCLING

Monson is a member of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) who contracts with Fiberight to provide residents a single stream recycling option. Recycling should be left in with household trash as the facility has the capacity to sort once it arrives.

***Fiberight has recently shut down and are in the process finding another company to manage and operate the facility. At this time recycling items are still being left with household trash and an update will be provided as they become available. If he shutdown continues, other recycling options will be explored.

WOOD BURN PILE

There is No Fee for the Burn Pile with a Permit.

  • NO PLASTIC OF ANY SORT IS ALLOWED!
  • Only clean wood and clean demo are allowed. Nails are acceptable; all other metals must be separated.
  • Heavily painted wood must be disposed of in demo container.

electronic recycling

UNIVERSAL WASTE FEES

Serving Monson, Blanchard, Elliotsville, Abbot, Willimantic
Abbot & Willimantic Residents: no permit required, access to universal waste only. All other waste must be taken to local transfer station.
There is No Fee for Universal Waste Collection with a Permit except as indicated below.

TVs | Computers | Other Electronic Devices$5.00 Handling Fee
LampsNo Charge
BatteriesNo Charge
BallastsNo Charge
Devices containing Mercury No Charge

HOUSEHOLD WASTE BAG FEES: COMPACTOR ONLY

Please see Attendant if size is in question. Attendant has the ultimate right to assess fees regarding any waste.

Up to 33 Gallon Bag$2.00 Per Bag
Over 33 Gallon Bag$4.00 Per Bag

DEMOLITION CONTAINERS

Please see attendant about which materials go into Demo Containers. Attendant has the ultimate right to assess fees regarding any waste. A higher fee may be assessed for heavy loads or items. NO FREE LOADS.

Up to 33 Gallon Bag$2.00 Per Bag
Over 33 Gallon Bag$4.00 Per bag
Pick Up Bed $20 per load
Trailer attached $.33 per cubic foot

PAINTCARE

The Town of Monson is now a member of Paintcare. You can drop off your unneeded cans of latex or oil based paint. There is no charge for this program. Please see the Town Office or Transfer Station Attendant for details as restrictions to this program apply.

  • Can(s) must have original label(s) visible.
  • Any amount is allowed in can(s).
  • Oil or Latex Household Paint accepted.
  • Quart, Gallon & 5 Gallon accepted.

WINTER SAND

Residents and taxpayers of Monson are allowed one five gallon container of salt/sand mix per snow event. This is a privilege, not a right. Abuse of this will not be tolerated and result in loss of access to sand shed.

Photos courtesy of A.Trader