**Town DPW COVID-19 Disposal Area Response Plan**
March 26, 2020
In response to the circumstances related to the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Town of Yarmouth has developed a Response Plan to maintain essential services while keeping staff and residents safe. Below is an explanation of the modified operations implemented at the Disposal Area.
Please know that the staff at the Disposal Area want to provide the best service possible but during these troubling times we MUST keep our distance. We will be staying inside our vehicles or the gate house and using bull horns to communicate. We ask that no items of any kind be left on the ground. If the item you wish to dispose of too large to fit in the open container, please bring it back home with you. If you have questions, please feel free to call Superintendent Whitehouse at 508-398-2231 Ext 1515.
20/21 Disposal & Recycle Only Sticker deadline has been extended by Board of Selectmen to April 15, 2020
Existing Yarmouth Disposal Area sticker holders can utilize their existing Disposal Area sticker to access the facility until April 15th. Once this grace period has expired a new Disposal Area sticker will be required. You may also present proof of payment for a new sticker (ex: online receipt or canceled check) in order to access the Disposal Area for household trash disposal or recycling. Those with stickers on their vehicle that expire 4/1/20 do not have to present an online receipt or a canceled check during this 15 day grace period.
Renewal and new stickers may be ordered online by visiting: https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/1501/Online-Services. Alternatively, they may also be ordered by calling 508-381-5455 or via mail using the following instructions: https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/10166/Yarmouth-Sticker-App-2019 .
- Hours of Operation
- Accepted Items (current)
- Items NOT Accepted (temporarily)
- Services Currently Unavailable
Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a Week 7:30-3:30
Note: To reduce large crowds, we recommend avoiding the Disposal Area during the following peak hours of traffic:
• Weekdays from 11AM to 2PM
• Weekends from 11AM to 1PM and 3PM to 3:30PM
**Please know that the staff at the Disposal Area want to provide the best service possible but during these troubling times we MUST keep our distance. We will be staying inside our vehicles or the gate house and using bull horns to communicate.**
• Solid Waste (trash) in bags
• Standard Recyclables
Single stream = single use: cans, plastics bottles and glass
To those customers who currently have coupon books, we are using the honor system. Please rip the coupons in ½ and place them in the trash provided by staff at the Gate House, who will be watching from within the Gate House.
Items Not Accepted (temporarily)
• Construction and Demolition materials
• Freon items (refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners)
• Antifreeze and Oil
• Newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard (compactors are shut down, sanitation concerns)
• Bulky Waste (furniture, mattresses)
• TV’s and Computer Monitors
• Large metal items
We respectfully request that residents hold on to non-acceptable items until normal operations resume. These modified operations will remain in effect until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this public health emergency.
Scale House Update:
The Scale House Operations remain closed but the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of alternative sites for brush and construction/demolition disposal. This list can be found at the following link: https://files.constantcontact.com/07d206e5001/fb7181ac-ca80-4d46-a22f-7f5f3669ddfa.pdf
Currently the Scale House is closed however when it re-opens those with accounts will likely be allowed access. If you are a commercial customers who normally uses Yarmouth’s Scale House on a daily or weekly basis and are interested in applying for a secure credit card account, you can do so by completing an application, which can be found at the following link: https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/13343/Sanitation-Facility-Credit-Card-Only-Application-2-12-2019
Completed applications can be returned to 597 Forest Road, Yarmouth, MA 02664 or to email@example.com
• Magazine sharing shed has been closed (social distancing and sanitation concerns)
• Pay as you go payment is not being accepted at this time.
Yarmouth’s Residential Waste Drop Off & Recycle Area is located at:
606 Forest Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Stickers are required for household waste and/or recyclable items, all other items can be taken to the Scale House where payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card. (see fees)
* Please note:
Refrigerators must have doors removed before they will be accepted at this facility.
Currently waste oil drop-off is closed for repairs, notice of reopening will be posted onsite.
- No Sticker? No Problem!
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Recycle SMART (DEP)
- Yarmouth Bag Ban
- Newspaper Vs. Mixed Paper
- Don't toss, items that could go Beyond the Bin
- What is Corrugated Cardboard?
Welcome to Yarmouth,
The Residential Disposal and Recycling Center is located at 606 Forest Road, South Yarmouth, if your vehicle does not have a sticker, there are options available to dispose of household trash. The facility is open 7 days a week (excluding major holidays) from 7:30-3:30, forms of payment accepted include cash, check, and credit card, all payments are made at the Scale House, which is located in the center of the facility. The Scale House can be located by entering the facility through the main gate, traveling straight ahead, bearing to the right slightly just before the fueling station, the Scale House will be right in front of you.
"Pay As You Throw" up to 5 bags of household trash for $15.00 (plus recycling, for more info on recycling see the Recycle Guide above on the right side of the Waste Management page.) + $1.00 each additional bag. Once you have paid, you will receive a receipt, please take the receipt over to the Residential Drop Off Area, and show the receipt to the Gate Attendant, who will initial the document, that staff member will provide directions and respond to any questions you might have about recycling.
If you are returning to Yarmouth or staying for the summer you might consider a Disposal Coupon book, each book costs $100 and are available at the Scale House as well as the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. Each book contains 10 coupons, each coupon allows the user to drive to the Residential Drop Off/Recycle area with up to 5 bags of household trash plus recycling, stopping first at the Gate House to turn in a coupon. (please pay close attention to the guide listed at the top of this web page, as recycling in Yarmouth may be a bit different than what you are used to. If this is your first visit to Yarmouth's Drop Off/Recycle area, you can access by turning right just after entering the main gate, the Gate House Attendant will be straight ahead as you enter the rotary on your left, who will gladly take your coupon and answer any questions you may have about the facility. As you enter the rotary, there are up to 10 roll off containers for house hold trash, the last half of the rotary is dedicated to recycling items such as metal, newspapers, mixed paper, single use plastic/tin/single use glass, batteries, clothing, books, ashes, oil/antifreeze.
Please reference the fee list for items that are banned from household trash here in Massachusetts. (all fee items must be paid for at the Scale House)
Again thank you for visiting Yarmouth, we hope you had a pleasant stay. If there are details we failed to include on this page, please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 508-398-2231 ext. 1515
- 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collections Free to Yarmouth Residents will take place:
Where: Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, South Yarmouth
If you are unable to attend the above FREE HHW collection events, Yarmouth residents are able to attend the following events by filling out a simple form in advance and paying a disposal FEE. A list of the events can be found HERE along with the form which will need to be completed in advance and submitted to Kalliope Chute via e-mail email@example.com or via post Kalliope Chute, Cape Cod Extension, PO Box 367, Barnstable, MA 02630
Love Your Local Water
Department of Environmental Protection has spent a considerable amount of time compiling a universal list for recycling, it may not apply to all items in Yarmouth, but well worth the look. Use the Recycle Smart link below to investigate money-saving, trash-reducing initiatives. Let me know what you think. Roby Whitehouse at 508-398-2231, Ext. 1515, or via email.
Hours of Operation are Sunday - Saturday, 7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
The Disposal Area is closed on the following legal holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Presidents' Day
- Patriots' Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
As of August 30, 2018, most plastic bags will be no longer allowed in Yarmouth.
Why? These bags contribute to the increasing amount of plastic in our oceans, harming both marine life and human health.
What bags will still be available? Bags for newspaper delivery, bulk produce, wrapping meat and fish and dry cleaning bags.
How will I carry my purchases? Ask for a bag only if you really need one or bring your ownbags.
How will I pick up pet waste? Use the bags that will still be available or bags that package items like bread.
You can help our environment:
China's increased Environmental restrictions have caused United States Recycling Vendors only offer REBATES for uncontaminated loads of Newspaper. For this reason your Waste Management Division asks that you limit any deposits in the Newspaper bin to Newspaper only.
All non - Newspaper Paper items can be placed in the Mixed Paper bin, this includes glossy ads, office paper, envelopes, tissue/cereal boxes, kraft paper, tissue paper, brown paper bags. (milk and soup cartons with waxy coating are NOT recyclable, please place in Household trash.)
Uncontaminated loads of corrugated cardboard have a positive value, however when plastic bags, Styrofoam, or non corrugated boxes are added the load can be rejected or worse yet loose its value. Please remember that all corrugated boxes must be flattened, they are placed in a compactor but they take up less space if they are flattened before being added to the hopper.
Corrugated pizza boxes (without the pizza) is acceptable in the Corrugated Cardboard bin.
What is CORRUGATED CARDBOARD?Corrugated (aka pleated) material is made up of three separate layers of paper: an inside liner, an outside liner and fluting that runs in between.
What is NON corrugated cardboard?
Cardboard is a heavy-duty paper stock also known as paperboard. It is rarely used in heavy-duty packaging. Typical applications are cereal boxes and other smaller consumer goods packages, items like this should be placed in the MIXED PAPER BIN.
Yarmouth would like to help do the right thing by recycling mattresses! A fee of $15 for all mattresses and box springs still applies. Did you know that there are components of a mattress that can be recycled? Through a grant from DEP, the Town of Yarmouth will be sending all acceptable mattresses to a company called ACE Mattress Recycling. There are some limitations to the recycling program to which we want to alert you. Some of the key points are shown below.
All mattresses must be as follows:
- from Yarmouth residences
- clean and unsoiled
Mattresses will not be recycled if they are as follows:
- mangled and twisted in any way
- have bedbugs
- have covers of any kind, e.g., sheets, blankets, plastic covers
- are wet and/or moldy
Ace Mattress Recycling does not accept the following:
- futon mattresses
- car seats
- crib mattresses
Disposal Area staff will be happy to send you to the appropriate location to deposit your mattress. If it cannot be recycled, we can direct you to the right spot to drop it off.
Public Works will be presenting Information Sessions at a location to be announced on the following topics:
- Public Works Awareness
- Water Resources
- Proposed Public Works Facility
Dates schedules are as follows:
Schedule to be announced.
Check the Register monthly for articles from RASWAC: (here is a link to the first article)
The residential drop-off area and composting area serve Yarmouth residents. A sticker is required to use the residential drop-off area to dispose of household rubbish.
After April 1, 2019 all vehicles entering to drop off household rubbish and/or recycle must have a sticker. Full Disposal Stickers cover both household rubbish drop off as well as recycling.
Resident Recycling Only Stickers will cover the following: (This type of sticker are only required if a vehicle DOES NOT have a Full Disposal Sticker)
Small Metal, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Compost, Glass, Used linen, Cardboard, Batteries, Newspaper, Plastic, Tin Cans, Ash, Books, Magazines, Mixed Paper, Sharps, Mercury
Online - click this link - Save $5 per sticker when done online;
Mail-in - open, print & mail the application - Save $5 per sticker;