Recycling in Ludlow
Residents bring their recycling to the Town of Ludlow Transfer Station at 336 Route 100 in South Ludlow.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: George Fairchild at 228-2846
Permits are required for all vehicles using the Transfer Station and must be attached to the lower right-hand passenger side of the windshield. Permits may not be transferred between vehicles.
TRANSFER STATION PERMIT FEES
- Additional Residential $5.00
- Residential Replacement Permit $10.00
- Business $50.00 (+ $0.07/lb.)
- Additional Business $25.00 (+ $0.07/lb.)
- Commercial $100.00 (+ $0.07/lb.)
- Additional Commercial $50.00 (+ $0.07/lb.)
Please note: Occasional non-permitted vehicles will be charged $3.00 per 33-gallon bag or $0.07/lb. at the Transfer Station manager's discretion. There is no fee for recycling.
To obtain a permit to use the Ludlow Transfer Station you must comply with the following requirements:
Residential Permit: Must be a homeowner in the Town/Village of Ludlow
Proof Accepted: Voters' Checklist, Grand List, Lease or rental contract (if renting in Ludlow)
Business Permit: Must be a business domiciled in the Town/Village of Ludlow
Proof Accepted: Voters' Checklist, Grand List, Lease or rental contract
Commercial Permit: Must be a Ludlow domiciled business, or service Ludlow residents or businesses
Proof Accepted: Voters' Checklist, Grand List, List of customers serviced in the Town/Village of Ludlow
Residential Permits can be purchased at the Municipal Office or the Transfer Station. Business and Commercial Permits can only be purchased at the Transfer Station. Please be prepared to provide the above verifications at the time of purchase, along with your vehicle registration.
IMPORTANT: If you are a valid permit holder and borrow someone else's vehicle (truck) for disposal, you must bring your permitted vehicle along with you to the Transfer Station.
Renters/Family Members: If family members or renters will be living in your residence (part-time or full-time), those individuals must present documentation from the homeowner stating that they will be living in the residence and must indicate the length of stay.
APPEAL PROCESS: Any person or business may appeal the above requirements, first to the Municipal Manager, and then to the Ludlow Select Board.
TRASH: Curbside trash removal for Village residents only.
Here are some time-tested recycling tips from the Transfer Station staff to help get you started! You will need several containers. Five-gallon buckets, old laundry baskets, and cardboard boxes all work well. Separate as follows (recycle from left to right, looking at the Transfer Station barn):
- Recycle Station #1: Household garbage ONLY - no wood or metal
- Recycle Station #2: Clean cardboard - free of styrofoam or plastic, etc. (Please be sure to break it down - flat.)
- Recycle Station #3: All paper products (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, books, etc.)
- Recycle Station #4: All batteries (ni-cad, rechargeable, alkaline and lead-acid) Please note: $5 fee for lead-acid automotive batteries.
- Recycle Station #5: All metal food cans
- Recycle Station #6: Vermont 5-cent refundable beer and soda containers
- Recycle Station #7: All household plastics #1-#7
- Recycle Station #8: Household garbage only in compactor #2
- Recycle Station #9: Mixed Glass - clear, brown or green glass only (NO auto glass, Pyrex or window pane glass)
- Clean Styrofoam peanuts are accepted in clear plastic bags.
- Computers, monitors, peripherals, printers, and TVs from Vermont households, businesses with up to ten employees, school districts, and charities
- Corks - natural only
- Drop off old cell phones and inkjet cartridges at the Transfer Station or see staff.
- If you separate your materials at home, you will have an easier (and faster) time at the Recycling Center.
- Remember to keep construction and demolition materials (wood, roofing, tiles, old furniture, etc.) in a separate load.
- Scrap materials (pipe, lawn mowers, tin roofing, car parts, etc.) will also need to be kept separate.
- The garbage compactor should only be used for household garbage - no glass, metal, or wood!
Wood chips and compost mulch will be FREE when available.
Bag and Bring:
- Clean and Dry Clothing: all types, including ripped, stained, and out-of-fashion
- Shoes - bagged separately from clothing
- Clean and Dry Linens: blankets sheets towels, curtains (including ripped or stained)
- Belts, Purses, Hats, Mittens, Gloves, Coats, Socks
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) services this shed. These materials will be sold and the profits used to fund community programs in our area.
SWAP SHOP RULES: You must check with a Transfer Station staff member before placing items in the Swap Shop. No TVs, computers, printers, fax machines, stereos, or speakers will be taken in the Swap Shop. The cost for disposal of those items will vary according to size and weight.
Be sure to call 802-228-2846 for information on the disposal of household hazardous waste such as lead- and oil-based paints and chemicals. Your solid waste district holds two free events annually (on the second Saturday in May and September) - sites vary.
$2.00 each (includes stove, washer, dryer, hot water heater, furnace)
$5.00 each for lead acid (automotive). Alkaline and ni-cad batteries, cell phone and hearing aid (button) batteries - no charge.
$0.07/lb. for any/all brush for residents, businesses and commercial (Please note - $2 minimum brush disposal charge at Manager's discretion.)
$0.07 per lb./$140.00 per ton (wood, sheetrock, tiles, shingles, insulation, etc.)
Vermont's Electronic Waste law banned the disposal of many electronic devices in landfills as of January 1, 2011. The law also provides for the free and convenient collection of computers, TVs, printers, monitors and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.) from Vermont households charities, school districts and businesses with up to 10 employees. Collections began July 1, 2011. Other electronic waste must also be recycled, but there is a fee.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: $5 each
FLUORESCENT BULBS and TUBES: no charge
FURNITURE: 7 cents/lb. - goes over scale
$5.00 each for twin or full size (two or more - $0.07 per lb.)
$7.00 each for queen or king size (two or more - $0.07 per lb.)
MICROWAVE OVENS: $4 to $6 (according to size and weight)
MIXED SCRAP METAL:
Pipe, lawn mowers, tin roofing, car parts - no charge
$1.00 for 1-lb. tank; $5.00 for 20-lb. tank; $10.00 for 30- to 100-lb. tank
REFRIGERATORS, AIR CONDITIONERS, FREEZERS, DEHUMIDIFIERS (anything with Freon): $15.00 each
RUGS: 7 cents/lb. - goes over scale
$3.00 each for auto tires off the rim
$7.00 each for auto tires on the rim, up to 16 inches
$0.08 per lb. over 16 inches
This facility DOES NOT accept any type of hazardous waste or toxic materials. For disposal information, please call the Transfer Station directly at 802-228-2846.
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