Cash, credit cards and checks are not accepted at the Transfer Station. Fees must be prepaid with one on the 3 methods below:
You can purchase load tickets or bulk item tags in the Health Department office, Rm 29 in the lower level of City Hall. The office accepts cash and checks only. The Health Department office does NOT accept debit or credit card payments. Load tickets and bulk-item tags do not expire.
Purchase on-line here. Go to the Transfer Station section of the payment website, purchase your items, print your confirmation page and bring it to the Transfer Station with your disposal items. Give your confirmation page to the Attendant. If you purchase a Transfer Station Sticker, it will be mailed to you as soon as possible. Debit/credit cards can only be used through the on-line website. Each confirmation page may be used only 1 time but they do not expire.
Gardner's Yellow Pay-As-You-Throw bags can also be disposed with no additions fees at the Transfer Station if you have a Transfer Station sticker. Yellow Pay-As-You-Throw bags can be purchased in rolls of 10 bags for $35 at Hannaford's, Price Chopper or Aubuchons in Gardner. You can also purchase individual bags for $3.50 each at City Hall in the Health Department or in the Treasurer/Collector's office.
Bulk Item Fees
Mattress & Box Springs - $20 per item
Bulk Items - $15 per item
Computer Monitors, TV's, Electronic Devices
Upholstered Furniture (sectionals are $15/piece)
Small Engines (drained of all fluids)
Wood Furniture - $10 per item Tires - $5 per tire (no rims!)
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Propane Tanks (large and small) - $2 per item
Volume Load Fees* (trash and construction debris
SUV OR Mini Van
Pickup Truck (6 ft bed)
Pickup Truck (8 ft bed)
*Per load for trash or construction waste
**VEHICLES SIZES ARE APPROXIMATE, FINAL VOLUME COST TO BE DETERMINED BY THE TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANT
These items are free with your transfer station sticker:
ALL RECYCLABLES - Paper, aluminum, glass & metal containers, single polymer plastics. No plastic bags or shredded paper.
CARDBOARD - must be broken down flat, clean and dry
ALL MOTOR OIL & ANTIFREEZE - must be in labeled containers.
SCRAP METAL - Includes metal piping and all items made of metal (ie: gas or charcoal grills, bicycles, treadmills, small desktop printers, etc.
ALL DVD, CD, AND TAPES - in slot of recycling bin, includes all audio, video and computer disks.