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: Patty Potter 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
Please note: Occasional (2-3 times/year) non-permitted vehicles will be permitted to go over the scale and be charged $0.05/lb. or a minimum of $5.00 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
Business Permit: Must be a business domiciled in the Town/Village of Ludlow
Commercial Permit: Must be a Ludlow-domiciled business, or service Ludlow residents or businesses
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.
All of these are commingled: aluminum and steel cans, aluminum foil and pie plates, plastics #1 and #2, boxboard (ex. cereal and pasta boxes), all paper products
Glass bottles and jars go into another container.
Corrugated boxes go into another container.
Deposit (5 cent) bottles and cans go into another container.
Bag and Bring:
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, although some are free.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Be sure to call 802-228-2846 for information on the disposal of household hazardous waste such as bathroom cleaners, pesticides and nail polish remover. Your solid waste district holds four free events annually (on the second Saturdays in May and September) - sites vary.
$15.00 each (includes air conditioner, dehumidifier, freezer, refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, hot water heater, furnace and anything with Freon)
BALLASTS (electrical): $3 each
$5.00 each for lead acid (automotive). Alkaline and Ni-cad batteries, rechargeables, 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.) Wood chips and compost mulch are free when available.
Organic lawn and garden waste only:
Please, do not dump brush, plastic flowers, clay pots, toys, broken window glass, bags of dog and cat residue, or trash of any kind in this area. Unless asked not to, please empty bags of yard waste onto the compost pile.
$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. Please see the Transfer Station staff.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: $5 each
FLUORESCENT BULBS and TUBES: no charge
$0.07/lb. - (vehicles must go 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.)
MIXED SCRAP METAL:
Pipe, lawn mowers, tin roofing, car parts - no charge
PAINT: See below
$1.00 for 1-lb. tank; $5.00 for 20-lb. tank; $10.00 for 30- to 100-lb. tank
$5 per roll (10' x 10') or $0.07 per lb. (2 or more)
$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.
Empty/dry metal paint cans (covers removed) go into the scrap metal pile. Latex, as well as oil-based paint, is now accepted at the District's four annual household hazardous waste collections in May and September.
In addition, several retailers in the District accept paint year-round at the following locations:
These retailers only accept paint in labeled, non-rusty cans. Bring all other paint cans to a household hazardous waste collection.
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