Hours / FAQs
Transfer Station Operator: Mike Caisse
Transfer Station Hours (Year-Round Times)
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Click here for dates the Transfer Station will be CLOSED (there will not be any makeup days).
Transfer Station FAQ's
The Transfer Station takes the following items at NO CHARGE, and Residents DO NOT NEED AN ANNUAL PERMIT:
- Box Springs & Mattresses (in acceptable condition)
- Computer Monitors
- Computer Hard Drives
- Mercury and Mercury Thermometers
- Textiles (clothing, shoes, belts, cloth, etc.)
The Transfer Station takes the following items at NO CHARGE, but Residents MUST PURCHASE AN ANNUAL PERMIT - $20.00 (Proof of Residency Required):
- Glass Containers
- Propane Tanks (20-30 lb. only)
- Car Batteries
- Grass Clippings
- Metal (small, light, non-electrical
- Oil items with no oil, fuel, or Freon)
- Earth Products (Dirt, Bricks, Rocks)
- Metal Containers
- Electronics (other than those listed above)
- Plastic Containers
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Leaves, Wood Chips
Drop off dates and times and a list of acceptable/non-acceptable items will be listed on the website and in the local paper.
The Transfer Station accepts computers, computer monitors, printers, and televisions generated from households. Residents may drop off up to seven devices at a time with proof of residency, Transfer Station permits are not required to use the facility for electronics recycling.
With identity theft a growing problem, you may have some reservations about donating or recycling your computer. While legitimate computer recyclers take measures to secure and erase the data on the computers they resell or recycle, you may take greater comfort in erasing the data before you drop it off.
In accordance with state law, electronic devices from commercial and industrial sources are not covered under the program.
PROPER DISPOSAL OF SMOKE DETECTORS
The wood chips from the grinding are available to residents at no cost.
Click here for a list of private haulers that are permitted to service residents in Watertown.
The Transfer Station accepts leaves as long as they are not from a commercial firm.
There is no fee for this service. The leaves should be transported to the transfer station and then deposited in the designated piles.
All paper and plastic bags or other containers should be removed from the transfer station upon leaf disposal. The leaves will eventually be processed and turned into loam for use in the town.
Plastic bags, paper bags or containers may not be left in pile and must be properly disposed of by resident.