Senior drive-thru for Transfer Station stickers afternoons in early August

by beth on July 29, 2019

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Above: Starting Wednesday, seniors can drive around to the back of Cordaville Hall to get their new Transfer Station stickers applied. (image cropped from contributed photo)

Wednesday marks the first day of this summer’s drive-thru for senior residents getting Transfer Station permits.

Current stickers don’t expire until September. But, if you’re a senior, you’ll probably want to take care of it during the next two weeks. That’s when the Town Clerk will again be offering the easy option during special hours. 

Non-senior residents must still purchase their stickers online, through the mail, or in person at the Dept of Public Works (not the Town House)Click here for a reminder on those details.

There are some rules:

  • To receive a sticker, you must be the owners of record of a Southborough residence. To prove residency, you must provide a current vehicle registration or utility bill with a Southborough address. 
  • Anyone with an unpaid fine will not be issued a Transfer Station sticker. (Contact DPW to pay the fine.)
  • To qualify for the free “Senior Permit”, you must turn age 65 on or before the end of the year. (This year, that means you were born on or before 12/31/54.)
  • The 2nd free Senior Permit must be for another senior or the spouse at the same residence. (Children residing with the senior must pay for a 1st permit.)
  • Note: Stickers may not be transferred to, nor used by another resident to avoid the purchase of additional stickers.

Assuming you pass the above criteria, here is the easiest way to get your free sticker:

FREE Stickers for Seniors 65+

  • When: August 1st – 16th (Monday – Friday) 
  • Time: Noon to 5 pm – except in cases of thunder (scroll down for details)
  • Where: Senior Center parking lot (9 Cordaville Road)
  • How: Drive to the back of the Senior Center parking lot and an attendant from the Clerk’s Office will put a sticker on your car. You don’t need to get out of your car!

In case of thunder: With potential lightning in this week’s forecast, the Town Clerk asked me to notify readers:

for everyone’s safety, when we hear thunder or see lightning, we will shut down until 30 minutes have elapsed. If you can hear thunder, you are at risk of being struck by lightning, even if they sky overhead is clear!

Where will the sticker be placed?

  • Outside of the driver’s windshield or
  • On the bumper on the driver’s side.
  • (No- You CANNOT tape the sticker to the inside of the windshield.)

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