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TOWN OF GROTON
RESIDENTIAL TRANSFER STATION - 685 FLANDERS ROAD

Transfer Station Map

 

HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Friday, July 4, 2014
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • Friday, November 28, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (Close at noon)
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014

DAILY PASSES: Transfer Station passes are $20 per day, and are purchased at the Transfer Station for cars and pick-ups. (Proof of residency required.) Cash or check only.
   

TRIP TICKETS:

Transfer Station passes are $60 per trip for:

  • dump trucks less than 5cy
  • cube vans
  • step vans
  • box trucks
  • trailers exceeding 10' in length
  • stake body vehicles
*Dump trucks 5cy and larger are deemed commercial and are not allowed to use the Residential Transfer Station.
   
ANNUAL PERMITS: Yearly permits (effective September 1st, 2014—August 31st, 2015) for Residential Bulky Waste are $80 per year, per household. Visit the Town Hall Annex between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm about purchasing yearly permits. Should you not be able to visit the Town Hall Annex or Transfer Station within their respective hours of operation to purchase your annual permit you may send by mail copies of your vehicles registration and a check for $80 (made payable to the Town of Groton) to the Town Hall Annex located at 134 Groton Long Point Road, Groton CT, 06340 and we will mail back your annual permit.Certain vehicle restrictions apply.
   
PERMIT SALES FOR THE YEAR THAT BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
WILL COMMENCE ON AUGUST 25, 2014.

For the fiscal year 2015, Residential Transfer Station Annual Permits will once again be $80 per household. The permits will be valid from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015. This annual permit consists of a special hangtag that will be displayed in the resident’s vehicle while at the Transfer Station. The hangtag must be displayed in the specific vehicle for which it is purchased. A resident may receive multiple hang tags for multiple vehicles but they only pay one $80 fee regardless of the number of hangtags issued to that household.

Permit sales will be held at the Transfer Station at 685 Flanders Road starting Wednesday, August 27th. Public Works personnel will be at the Transfer Station Wednesday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. There are no Saturday permit sales. Permits can be purchased at the Transfer Station on Wednesday through Friday until Friday September 26, 2014.

Permit sales will be begin at the Town Hall Annex at 134 Groton Long Point Road starting Monday, August 25th. Normal hours of operation for the Town Hall Annex are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We also offer the option of purchasing your annual permit by mail, by sending us a copy of your current vehicle registration, and your check for $80 payable to the Town of Groton. We will then mail the new Transfer Station hangtag. The copy of the current vehicle registration along with the check for $80 can be mailed to t Town of Groton Public Works, 134 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT 06234-4873.

PRESENTATION OF CURRENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN YOUR YEARLY PERMIT. PERMIT MUST BE DISPLAYED ON VEHICLE TO WHICH IT IS ASSIGNED.

Reuses for Old Christmas Trees

THE TRANSFER STATION ACCEPTS THE FOLLOWING:

No Charge With Yearly Permit ($80)
or Pass ($20/day or $60/trip)
For A Fee
  • Used Motor oil/filters
  • Auto and other lead/acid batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (unbroken)
  • Consumer electronics: TVs, computers, DVDs, VCRs
  • Scrap metal
  • Antifreeze
  • Leaves (no plastic bags or grass clippings
  • Pallets
  • Rechargable batteries/cell phones
  • Lawnmowers (drained of fluids)
Boat shrink wrap (white & blue only)
  • Bulky Waste (Construction debris, furniture, oversized household goods)
  • Brush

Applicances - $20.00

  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves/Ovens
  • Dehumidifiers/Humidifiers
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Fluorescent Light fixtures
  • Submersible pumps
  • Mercury vapor lamp fixtures
  • Heat pumps
  • Washing machines/dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Mattresses

Lawnmowers and other gas powered equipment (undrained) - $5.00

Electronic Equipment - over 7 items $10 per unit

Tires (passenger & light truck) - $3.00 each (Larger tires priced to market)

Have other items? Please call (860) 536-5698 (recorded message) or (860) 448-4083 (office)

THE TRANSFER STATION DOES NOT ACCEPT:

  • Regular Household Trash, Newspapers & Magazines, Bottles & Cans, Corrugated Card board - Contact your hauler for disposal options for trash & these mandatory recycling items.
  • Concrete, cinder blocks, asphalt, stumps, dirt, sod or rocks, paint/paint cans.
  • Household Hazardous Waste - One day regional collection sites are provided.  Watch for newspaper announcements, call 860-448-4083 or see below for dates and locations of other collections in Southeastern Connecticut.
  • Grass Clippings - Compost or mulch on lawn.

Additional Transfer Station information is available by calling the
Transfer Station Info Phone: 860-536-5698


Paint Stewardship Program

This year SCRRRA will run a Paint Stewardship program during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Flanders Road Transfer Station on Saturday, July 19th between 9 am and 1 pm.  Residents may dispose of latex paints at the facility for this one day event only.  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) implemented a product stewardship program where you pay a “disposal fee” when you purchase a can of paint.  The intent is to allow for the responsible recycling of unused and leftover paint.  Under this program, some retailers are providing a Paint Drop-Off location or others are funding one day collections like the one being held at Flanders Road.  After the collection, the old paint is then shipped to recycling facilities where it is used to make new paint products.

Again the Household Hazardous Waste Collection and the Latex Paint Collection are scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014 between 9 am and 1 pm at the Flanders Road Transfer Station.

The intent is to allow for the responsible recycling of unused and leftover paint. Under this program there are already retail Paint Drop-Off locations across the state where residents can drop off unwanted paint. There is a limit to 5 gallons of paint and the material must be in the original container with the original label. Please check with your paint retailer to see if they are participating in this program.

In the Spring of 2014, the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority will be accepting paint at their numerous Regional Household Hazardous Waste Day collections. More details will be available when the dates are released in the Spring of 2014.

So what happens to your old paint? After the collection, it is then shipped to recycling facilities where it is used to make new paint products


Compost Bin Sales

The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) has made available a limited number of compost bins for sale. The cost is $45 cash or check made out to SCRRRA. Anyone wishing to purchase a bin should contact the SCRRRA office in Gales Ferry at (860) 381-5558.


2014 Regional Household Hazardous Waste Day Schedule
9 am to 1 pm, Saturdays
Proof of residency required.
Download a PDF version

Date Host Location Phone

August 16, 2014
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Montville

Tyl Middle School
166 Chesterfield Road
Off Route 163

(860) 848-9411

September 6, 2014
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Stonington

Highway Garage
11 Wyassup Rd.

(860) 535-0793

October 11, 2014
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Griswold

Griswold Highway Garage
1148 Voluntown Road
Route 138 East of I-395

(860) 376-7080

November 1, 2014
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Ledyard

SCRAA Office,
7 Hurlbutt Road, Gales Ferry (across from Job Lot)

(860) 381-5558

What can I bring to the HHW Collections?

Household HHW Shed and Garage HHW Lawn and Garden HHW
  • Oil paints and stains
  • Paint thinner
  • Drain cleaners
  • Varnish
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oven cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Latex paint
  • Kerosene
  • Old gasoline
  • Radiator chemicals
  • Auto body chemicals
  • Fuel additives
  • Car battery acid
  • Camping stove fuel
  • Insecticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Herbicides
  • Rat poison
  • Moth balls
  • Fungicides
  • Round-Up

What is NOT Accepted?

  • Tires
  • Ammunition / Gunpowder
  • Auto or Marine flares
  • Radioactive materials - smoke detectors, etc

Large Commercial / Industrial generators of HHW are NOT accepted.

Households with more than 20 gallons or 20 lbs. must call the regional office at 860-464-2509.

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