Affectionately know as the dump, the Cornwall Transfer Station is a social hub in town with a distinct purpose.
RECYCLING And Regs
How to recycle
PLACE IN SEPARATE CONTAINERS:
loose & rinsed: bundled in brown bags or tied: loose:
– in shed in container to the left – – outside shed in container to left – – in shed in container to right –
milk cartons newspapers office paper
juice boxes (aseptic) magazines junk paper
metal cans catalogs cereal boxes
clean aluminum foil corrugated cardboard – 3’x3’ & smaller shoebox cardboard
glass jars (w/no lids) (no waxed cardboard)
wax milk containers
juice box containers (aseptic)
plastic #1 through #7 (no bigger than
three gallon size)
cannot accept: as recyclables: (to be disposed of as household waste)
Motor oil, pesticide, herbicide, antifreeze or other hazardous material containers
Plastic flower pots
Lids, caps or screw tops
Styrofoam (excepting “peanuts”)
Please rinse all containers for the attendant’s safety.
The Cornwall Transfer Station is now accepting dry plastic bags and film.
Cardboard bigger than 3’ x 3’ is to be flattened and kept separate to be baled.
— No Bulky Waste on Sundays —
1. METAL other than cans goes into the metal bin if space is available.
2. BULKY WASTE accepted only when space available – call first! 860-672-4079 Fees apply. Pay as you dump.
3. All Wood, plywood, pressboard goes into bulky waste. Fees apply. Pay as you dump.
Bulky waste, woods, metal: Please reduce, cut, compact prior to dumping. Maximum length 4 feet.
MISCELLANEOUS: Check with attendant. We accept for recycling and/or redistribution:
Fluorescent light bulbs: compact and tube variety
Rechargeable batteries: Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) Lithium Ion (Li-ion), small sealed lead (Pb) and Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable Batteries
Polystyrene peanuts (the packing kind)
Clean, used clothing in good condition can be placed in the large bin outside the gate
Waste oil and antifreeze
Food labels: Campbell’s, Franco American, Labels for Education
Paper egg cartons
Redeemable glass and plastic bottles
*** RECYCLABLES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
PLEASE ABIDE BY THE 5 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON ENTERING & EXITING FACILITY.
FEES FOR BULKY WASTE – CASH ONLY BASIS – SEE ATTENDANT BEFORE DUMPING:
No Bulky Waste on Sundays – Payment expected at time of dumping
Appliances with CFC & HCFC gases $13.00
Standard Pick-Up Truck-load $50.00 (pro-rated for partial loads)
Auto batteries $5.00 and up
Automobile tires $4.00 each
Light truck tires up to size 825/20 $5.00 each
Tires on rims add $1.00 each
Shingles $60.00 and up
BULKY WASTE: Pay as you dump. THE TRANSFER STATION WILL ACCEPT (not on Sundays), “BULKY WASTE” UP TO 2.5 YARDS (a standard pickup load) PER RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS. ONLY NON-HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CAN BE DUMPED. THIS INCLUDES WOOD, FURNITURE, ETC. WASTE MUST BE IN SIZE AND SHAPE ACCEPTABLE TO THE TRANSFER STATION OPERATOR.
DEMOLITION MATERIALS: Not accepted on Sundays
Accepted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Limit one load per month per residence.
Lumber must not be longer than 4′ in length.
For major amounts the rental of a dumpster is necessary.
Shingles/ Sheetrock/Carpet: Make arrangements at Transfer Station prior to disposal. Check with attendant for rate information.
SCRAP METAL: Accepted – See attendant before unloading.
PAINT: Accepted – See attendant before unloading (exceptions apply).
MATTRESSES: Accepted – See attendant before unloading (exceptions apply).
YARD WASTE: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection does not permit the disposal of yard wastes
(i.e. leaves, grass clippings) at transfer stations.
Please compost your yard waste, wreaths, plants, animal waste with your kitchen waste of fruit & vegetable peelings. Composting can reduce solid waste by 40%!
BRUSH BURNING: Brush can be burned only with a permit and during low risk weather. Obtain permit beforehand at the Selectman’s Office, 9:00 am – 12:00, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Monday -Thursday, 860-672-4959.
BRUSH TO BRUSH DUMP: $25.00 a pick-up load; $50.00 dump-truck load; 5 yard maximum. Prior arrangement is needed to deliver brush to the brush dump at the gravel bank. Call Jim at the Highway Garage at 860-672-6230
Monday-Friday between 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. or 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Checks for fees charged may be mailed to Selectmen’s Office, Town of Cornwall, P.O. Box 97, Cornwall, CT 06753.
LOGS AND STUMPS : Too large to burn and not accepted at the brush dump. Call Supreme Industries in Harwinton at 485-0343 or Steve Leining in Sheffield, Massachusetts at (413) 528-8066 for removal or google other possible companies.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Cornwall’s trash is hauled to Hartford to be burned in the CRRA Mid-Connecticut Project waste-to-energy facility. This facility generates electricity to power about 45,000 homes and sells that electricity into the power grid. The by-products of this process – ash and non-processable waste – end up in modern lined landfills, but trash-to-energy reduces by 90 percent the volume of material going into landfills. While Cornwall pays $60.50 per ton (in FY 2011) to bring trash to the trash-to-energy plant, it pays nothing to bring its recyclables to CRRA’s recycling facility.
In fact, CRRA pays Cornwall for its recyclables. RECYCLE! Save Cornwall’s money!