Transfer Station Division
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- Please note: The Transfer Station and Town Hall offices close on most state holidays, please plan accordingly and call in advance.
- Holidays and Inclement Weather may affect hours of operation. Call the Transfer Station for hours at 978-546-3578.
- PAYT BAGS and Bulk Item coupons are sold at the transfer station - checks and credit cards are accepted. Review the Bulk Item and Recycling List (PDF) for coupon fees for various disposal items, as well as no-fee items.
The Transfer Station is the Town's solid waste disposal and recycling center. Users of the Transfer Station are required to purchase a Transfer Station Sticker to gain entrance into the facility. The Town of Rockport utilizes a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) solid waste disposal program that allows a resident or business to pay a per-unit fee for disposal of the solid waste that they generate and is an effective mechanism for encouraging real waste reduction at the municipal level. This is done through the purchase of PAYT Bags by residents and businesses. This creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste in order to minimize the amount of bags needing to be purchased.
|Cost Per Roll (10 bags) as of February 1, 2023
(Voted at Public Meeting on March 4, 2022)
|Under Cabinet Wastebasket
(8 gallons) 20" by 24" inches
(16 gallons) 24" by 28" inches
(35 gallons) 35" by 36" inches
(55 gallons) 36" by 43.5"
Bags are available at the following locations:
- Rockport Transfer Station
- Cumberland Farms
- Rockport Market
- Shaw's (Gloucester)
- Stop and Shop (Gloucester)
- Market Basket (Gloucester)
Disposal of any large bulky item that exceeds 30 inches in any one measurement requires the purchase of a Bulk and Specialty Item Coupon for each item. Bulk and Specialty Item Coupons can be purchased by credit card or check at the Transfer Station by check. Mattresses are accepted for a $40 fee in compliance with the DEP textile ban.
Bulk Item Coupons must be given to the Transfer Station Attendant prior to disposing of items in the solid waste trailers. For a list of Bulk and Specialty item fees, check at the Transfer Station booth. Please note that construction demo materials such as wood, asphalt, brick, and concrete have disposal volume limits. If you have a large volume of these materials please seek an alternate place for disposal.
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.
- How can I purchase Rockport Stickers?
Stickers may be purchased on the Rockport MA website. You may purchase Resident Parking Stickers, Non-Resident Beach Stickers, and Pay-as-you-Throw (PAYT) stickers. You can pay for your stickers with a credit or debit card. You may also purchase Rockport stickers by mailing in your application to DPW Town of Rockport, 34 Broadway Rockport MA 01966, or dropping them off at the Town Hall DPW Office.
- What is the process to get stickers online?
Fill out the online sticker application and click on the submit button. Once you have submitted the application, you will receive an email notification that your order has been received. Your order will then be processed and upon verification of your information, you will receive another email that notifies you that your order has been successfully processed and your stickers have been mailed. Usually, stickers will be mailed within a week of receipt of your application.
- Can I have updates or track my sticker order?
You can track your online order at the ePay website for City Hall Systems online.
- What if I require assistance ordering online?
If you require assistance ordering online, please call 978-546-3525 or email the Department of Public Works and we can arrange a time to assist you at the DPW Office.
- What if my address is not available for selection on the website?
If your address is missing from the drop-down menu, please email the Department of Public Works or call 9789-546-3525. This is not unusual if there are multiple addresses sharing one parcel ID. Your address must be a valid property address per the assessor's office.