Reminder: Transfer Stickers through DPW (and Senior Center drive thru) this year

by beth on June 27, 2019

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Above: Residents looking for new Transfer Station permits this summer should head to the building down the hill from the Transfer Station, not to the Town House.

On Monday, residents can begin purchasing Transfer Station permit stickers for 2019-20. Just make sure you don’t head to the Town House. If you are looking to do business in person, you’ll have to head to the Department of Public Works building down the hill from the station.

If you don’t want to visit the DPW, you’ll likely want to use a mail-in form. The online permitting option is still available, but with a $7.38 convenience fee. 

That doesn’t mean you have to rush in for new stickers next month. In fact, if you’re a senior, you’ll want to wait until August. The Town Clerk will again provide a “drive thru” sticker service for seniors. The service will provide 2 free stickers per senior August 1st – 16th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. It applies to anyone whose birthday is on or before 12/31/54.

The price for regular permits remains unchanged from last year. However, as I previously posted, the Town eliminated the “recycle only” permits due to the exorbitant costs for recycling. (You can still use the 2018 stickers until they expire September 15th.

Currently, the mail-in form isn’t up on the Town’s website. But since the DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan told selectmen that many residents head in on July 1st to get their permits before they leave Town for much of the summer – I didn’t want to wait until next week to post this reminder. 

For more details, visit the Town’s dedicated page here. (You may need to click another link on that page to see more details.) Hopefully, the form will be posted there by next week.

1 Alan June 27, 2019 at 3:50 PM

I for one will miss the convenience and pleasantness of getting my sticker at the town house.

2 JMO July 8, 2019 at 1:12 PM

I totally agree. It was so much nicer these past couple of years!

3 JMO July 8, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Is anyone else confused by recycling? I just opened the mailer for the dump sticker. The Recycle FAQ’s sheet says to recycle plastic bottles, jugs and tubs. The folded flyer from the DPW says that Southborough recycles plastic 1 and 2. Has it changed? Are we supposed to throw away plastic 3-7? If that is the case, why not just say Plastic – 1 and 2 only.
I don’t know how they expect to get non-contaminated recycling when the rules are constantly changing. No black plastic? That’s a first. And, recycling may be the law, but at least make it clear. There needs to be more education about not throwing all your recyclables tied in a trash bag. That happens all the time. I think people will cooperate if they know what to do.

4 beth July 9, 2019 at 3:29 PM

I got some clarity -see my post for info on recycling at the Transfer Station –
Bottom line is that 1&2 are safe to recycle. Other items need to be double checked.

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