Recycling / Transfer Station

Email Recycling/Transfer Station


The Town of Washington operates a Transfer Station at the same location as the Public Works Garage. It is staffed by 1 full time employee. Both recyclables and solid waste are brought here and then deposited into roll off containers for transportation to a Materials Recovery Facility or marketer. The Highway Department is responsible for the transportation of all waste accepted at the facility.  Dave DeFosse is the full time manager and is responsible for the daily operation of the Transfer Station.

The picture shown above is the 2004 Kenworth T-800 roll off truck with trailer purchased new in 2004. This truck hauls all materials accepted at the Transfer Station. The household trash and bulky waste is trucked to Berlin, NH and deposited in a landfill. The trailer allows us to haul 2 loads at a time and has proven to be very cost effective.


List of area household hazardhous waste collection sites for current year.


Please Note: Effective Immediately

The Town of Washington will begin accepting #1 and #2 plastics ONLY for recycling at the transfer Station. These plastics will be placed in the commingle container along with the tin and aluminum cans. Look at the bottom of your plastic container and you will see a number inside of a triangle. Only the number #1 and #2 plastics are recycled at this time. All other plastics must be placed in the trash compactor.

Please be sure to keep the undesirable plastics out of the commingle container as they will contaminate the entire load. Please see the attendant if you have any questions.

Thank you for your recycling efforts!

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Glass recyclable containers must be brought to the transfer station separately from your co-mingled recyclables. They will not be accepted unless separated.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Ed Thayer Public Works Director
Randy Fitzgerald Manager