Transfer Station

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-6:00 / Saturday 9:00-3:00 / Sunday 9:00-2:00

Phone: 413-655-2305

Transfer Station Attendant 

Barry O'Keefe

Solid Waste and Recycling Essential Services Designation


Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order, which was extended, requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Monday May 4th at noon. Essential Services included the support to ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste. This includes all activities related to the handling of waste materials for recycling, composting or disposal. Questions pertaining to whether an certain activity is considered an “Essential Service” should be directed to the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development utilizing the form provided here.


Swap Shop is now open during 
Transfer Station hours on
Tuesday  2:00-6:00pm

Saturday 9:00-3:00pm 

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-6:00  /  Saturday 9:00-3:00 / Sunday 9:00-2:00     


The Hinsdale Transfer Station is a user-based service operated for the benefit of its residents who have purchased transfer station permits. 

  • All residents using the Transfer Station facility must have a current valid permit prominently displayed in the vehicle so as to be visible to the Transfer Station Attendant. (Preferred hanging from rear view mirror)

  • Each household is entitled to 2 permits: first permit is $65.00, second permit is free, and will include license plate numbers on them. 

  • An apartment (or other occupied rental or leased property) is considered a household and is also required to have a Transfer Station ID sticker prominently displayed as described above.

  • Only household trash should be disposed of in the trash compactor. Each bag must have one “bag tag” wrapped around the neck of the bag up to 33 gallons. The bag tags cost $1.00 each and are sold in lots of 10 at Town Hall.

  • No construction debris should be disposed of in the trash compactor. Separate containers are available for non-household trash and other bulky items or debris. A separate fee will be charged for disposal of these items.

  • Recycling of paper, cardboard, metal and some plastic is encouraged and is available to all households with a Transfer Station permit. Newspapers and cardboard should be packaged in paper bags or boxes (multi boxes need to be broken down). Newspapers and magazines should not be bundled with string or twine.

No Tag, No Dropping Off Garbage!

Residents taking garbage to the transfer station are reminded they MUST have a tag and it must be displayed; otherwise no dropping off will be allowed. No exceptions! Thank you for your cooperation with this.


Beginning July 1, 2017, the town has implemented a bag sticker system in addition to the annual permit/tag. The stickers cost $1 each (sold in batches of 10) and are to be secured to the neck of bags (up to 33 gallon size) being used to dispose of solid waste. Our hope is that implementing the bag sticker system will better enable the operating costs of the transfer station to be covered by the revenues generated by user fees (as opposed to being heavily subsidized by funding from the tax levy), and also encourage residents to be more committed to sorting recyclables out of the waste stream. The cost of the annual permit/tag will remain at $65, which is good for one vehicle. Residents wishing a second permit for a vehicle in the same household can do so at no additional charge. Annual permits/tags and bag stickers are available for purchase at Town Hall.


The Town of Hinsdale encourages recycling and all residents should do their best to reduce the amount of waste going to the burn plant.

Recycling made easy—It takes just 2 containers

#1 Glass, Cans & Plastics Container

Glass beverage containers, food jars

All aluminum, steel & tin cans

Plastics with the logo #1 –7

Please rinse everything—labels can be left on.
NO Styrofoam, plastic bags or wraps.
No drinking glasses or light bulbs.

If you can put the product in your mouth or on your body, the container is safe to recycle BUT when in doubt throw it out.


#2 Paper and Cardboard Container

White & Mixed Paper—Can be put in paper bags

Newsprint & Magazines—Can be put in paper bags

Cardboard Boxes—Must be broken down

No food contaminated boxes or containers, please.


All cardboard needs to be broken down and flattened.

Please put it in paper bags or cardboard boxes if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation with this.



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