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.
Household Hazardous Waste Day - September 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Weston Department of Public Works, 190 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA
Many chemicals, materials, and products commonly found in the home are toxic and can be harmful to your health and our environment. Household Hazardous Waste Day is available to Weston residents only.
Yard Waste at Transfer Station
- Weston residents may bring their yard waste including grass, leaves, and brush to the Transfer Station off Church Street during normal business hours (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except legal holidays).
- Residents must obtain a current Transfer Station Permit (available at the Treasurer/Collector’s Office in Town Hall) in order to dispose of yard waste at either the Transfer Station or the Composting Facility on Merriam Street.
- Do not dispose of any invasive plant species that have gone to seed or have a live root. Invasive plants threaten the health and ecosystem of the conservation land abutting the brush dump and can seed elsewhere if taken by residents utilizing any of the organic materials. A list of common invasive plants and how to properly remove them can be found on the Mass Audubon website.
- Plastic bags not designed for composting must be emptied of their contents as they interfere with the composting process.
Yard Waste Disposal at the Composting Facility (Brush Dump)
The facility at 60 Merriam Street will be open on the following limited schedule to allow for fall and spring clean-ups:
- Fall of 2022 - from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: October 15, 22, 29 & November 5, 12, 19
- Spring of 2023 - four Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: April 8, 15, 22, 29
When the Brush Dump is open large quantities (pick-ups/trailers) of leaves and brush will not be accepted at the Transfer Station please bring them to the Brush Dump.
Compost is available free of charge to Weston residents at the Transfer Station and Merriam Street site (during above dates), and open business hours, when available.
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)
- 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)
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
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.