Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station

Posted 10/3/22

Reminder: Thursday seasonal hours change the week of October 1st! Seasonal hours for Thursday, October 1st to April 30th are 7:00am- 2:45pm. Transfer Station permits are valid from Oct 1st to September 30th. Current permits are available at the Transfer Station Office only.

 


Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station

Location  514 Brown Road, Voluntown, CT 06384
Phone  860- 564-7750

Yearly Permit Fee: $40.00
Second permit for Same Household or Replacement Fee: $10.00

 

Hours

In the event of inclement weather, please listen to your local tv station, the Town of Voluntown, CT- Government Facebook page or Voluntown.gov for closings or delays. 
May 1st through September 30th
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,  7:00 AM – 2:45 PM
Thursday,  11:00 AM- 6:45 PM

October 1st through April 30th
Wednesday through Saturday,  7:00 AM- 2:45 PM

Holidays
The Transfer Station will close at 12:00PM Saturday for holiday weekends.

Rules

These rules are put in place for the safety or residents and staff per order of the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station Commission. Violators could have their permits revoked.

  • Permit stickers must be placed on the vehicle where they will be visible to the Transfer Station Operator.
  • All materials brought to the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station MUST come from the permit holder’s property.
  • All vehicles are to stay to the left of the yellow lines
  • All vehicles with bulky waste are to stop at the office first
  • Do not enter the dumpsters
  • Please do not throw glass in the container. Please slide it down the ramp.
  • This is a non-smoking facility.
  • Please wear shoes at all times.

Pay Per Bag System

For residents and businesses using the Transfer Station, household trash (municipal solid Waste-MSW) is to be placed in specially marked bags. These bags are available at the Transfer Station in multiples of five at a cost of $7.50/$10.00 per bundle. Only household trash is required to be placed in these bags. Items that are to be recycled should be separated and placed in the proper containers.

Recyclable Items(NO CHARGE)

*UPDATE ON PLASTIC RECYCLING: We no longer can recycle plastic, as there is no market for it, therefore, no one will take it.  The plastic can be placed in the blue container next to the household trash bin (see photo below). Household 13 gal trash bags can be used, no paid bags are required. The plastic is burned in the trash to energy facility. Cans still have their own container.

Aerosol Cans  Must be empty, put with scrap metal
Cardboard  All cardboard including food boxes (cereal, milk cartons) place in the compactor
Egg Cartons  If cardboard, place with newspaper, if Styrofoam, discard with household trash (MSW)
Glass Containers Place in container marked for glass.
Junk mail, catalogs, magazines, envelopes, fax paper, white & colored paper
Newspapers
May be placed in brown bags for ease of handling
Metal food cans  This includes metal caps from glass jars
Plastic containers Clear #1, colored #2. lf possible, please crush and/or compact
Scrap metal  All scrap metal  accepted
Used motor oil must be placed in the proper storage container

The following items are not accepted at the Transfer Station:
Leaves
Gasoline
Propane Tanks
Hazardous Materials
Anti-Freeze

Bulky Waste

Bulky waste is scrap wood, large furniture, sheetrock, and other large items. These items can be disposed of in the bulky waste container. ANY LARGE ITEMS THAT REQUIRES COMPACTION MAY BE CHARGED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TRANSFER STATION OPERATOR.

Full Size Pick-up: $25
Compact Pick-up: $20
Trailer:  $25
Shingles and/or sheetrock will be classified as a full load.

There will be a $5.00 charge for the following items
Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Chairs, Sofas/Couches, Recliners NOTE: ALL METAL MUST BE REMOVED FOR SOFA/COUCH, CHAIRS, RECLINERS

There will be a $10.00 charge for the following items
Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers

There will be a $2.00 charge for Automobile Tires (Car & light truck tires only; tires must
be off the rim).


Household Hazardous Waste

Updated 10/3/22

Voluntown and Sterling are participating communities in the Southern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority. Hazardous municipal waste collection are held April through November, these 9 annual collections change location each month, providing free, convenient hazardous waste disposal for home owners. Participating community residents can go to any or all of the 9 collections.

Collection Dates and Locations

October 8, 2022 – Griswold

9:00 AM -1:00 PM at Griswold Highway Garage – 1148 Voluntown Road (Route 138)

November 5, 2022 – Ledyard

9:00 AM -1:00 PM at Ledyard High School – 24 Gallup Hill Road

Always visit scrrra.org to verify dates and locations. They sometimes change.

What is Accepted?

  • HOUSEHOLD HHW
  • SHED & GARAGE HHW
  • LAWN & GARDEN HHW
  • Paint (Oil & Latex) & Stains
  • Kerosene
  • Insecticides
  • Paint Thinner
  • Old Gasoline (containers are returned upon request)
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Radiator Chemicals
  • Herbicides
  • Vanish Auto Body Chemicals
  • Rat Poison
  • Photographic Materials
  • Fuel Additives
  • Moth Balls
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Car Battery
  • Acid Fungicides
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Camping Stove Fuel
  • Round Up
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • And Much More

What is NOT accepted?

  • Tires
  • Ammunition/Gun Powder
  • Auto or Marine Flares
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Large Commercial/Industrial Generators of HHW

 


Free Electronics Recycling for Voluntown & Sterling Residents

Residents may, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station located at 514 Brown Rd in Voluntown, CT. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 7:00am-2:45pm. Reminder: May – September,  Thursday hours change to 11:00am-6:45pm.

All electronic equipment is safely packaged by Take 2 and transported to their facility for responsible and secure recycling.

What is and isn’t accepted?

Accepted materials include, but are not limited to: computers, laptops, fax machines, monitors, TVs, cell phones, tablets, video games, game consoles, VCR/DVD machines, remotes, keyboards, computer mice, modems, bulbs, batteries, small appliances, and stereo equipment.

Unaccepted materials include: smoke detectors, ballasts, propane tanks, paint, household hazardous waste, and appliances containing freon- air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers. 

About Take 2 INC

Take 2 Inc is a Waterbury based electronics recycler. Take 2 is approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as a Covered Electronics Recycler in conjunction with the Connecticut’s Electronics Recycling Law, RCSA 22a-638-1.

Residents may also, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to Take 2’s facility located at 567 South Leonard Street, Building One, Waterbury, CT. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00am-3:30pm and Saturdays, from 8:00-noon. Additionally, residents may bring their electronics to any of Take 2 Inc’s electronics recycling events. For a listing of upcoming events go to: www.ewaste-recycle-ct.com. For your convenience at events and at Take 2’s facility, Take 2 employees will unload electronics from your vehicle for you.

For questions and more information

Email: Info@Take2recycle.com      Phone: 1-800-209-9322    Website: Take2Recycle.com


VOLUNTOWN/STERLING TRANSFER STATION COMMISSION (APPOINTED)

First Selectman – Chairperson Sterling – Linc Cooper

First Selectman-Chairperson Voluntown – Tracey Hanson

John Gileau, Appointed by Voluntown
Geoff Cooper,  Appointed by Sterling
Susanne Tetreault, Appointed by Sterling
Gil Grimm, Appointed by Voluntown

Fred Parker, Alternate Appointed by Sterling
Vacancy, Alternate Appointed by Sterling
Vacancy, Alternate Appointed by Voluntown
Melinda Bryan, Alternate Appointed by Voluntown

 Agendas/Minutes