The Transfer Station is the Town’s solid waste and recycling center. Residents are required to have a Transfer Station Sticker to use the facility. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available to eligible residents. There are reduced rates for additional stickers within the same household.
Non-residents may purchase a sticker to help an elderly resident with the Director's approval. Pay-as-you-throw bags are available for purchase at the DPW Office in Town Hall, at Ace Hardware, and at Rockport Market. Certain items require an additional fee, such as construction waste, appliances, bedding, small engine equipment, etc. Please pay by check only at the Transfer Station.
A complete list of items and fees click here. Certain items have disposal volume limits. If you have a larger volume or want to dispose of these items outside of the Rockport Transfer Station's hours, you may visit the Essex County Recycling Center in Gloucester.
A list of acceptable materials and their fees is available here.
Mercury Recovery Program
Mercury is an element that can be harmful to human health and the environment if not managed properly. The town is collecting mercury devices, such as Thermostats, Thermometers, Mercury Switches, and Button Cell Batteries. We will exchange your mercury thermometers for a new digital thermometer (while supplies last). You can bring these devices to Town Hall during normal operating hours. This Program is sponsored by Wheelabrator Saugus JVC.