Update Regarding Transfer Station Protocol

We appreciate everyone moving through the Transfer Station as quickly as possible, not stopping for a friendly chat, and handling their own waste.

There is one more precautionary change we are implementing effective Wednesday, March 25th.

The Transfer Station will not be accepting cash. Please pay by check whenever possible.

If you have any bulky items to dispose of, including demolition debris, which has a fee for disposal, please see the Attendant. If you are not able to pay by check, the Attendant will issue something that looks like the receipt you once received but it is now a bill. The staff will retain a copy for Town records. Payment by check or cash may be submitted to the Town Office via the drop box in the front door, or via mail at PO Box 309. DO NOT MAIL CASH. We appreciate checks for all transactions whenever possible. Checks should be made out to “Town of Rollinsford.”

Payments are due in 60 days though there is no fee for late payment. However, payments are expected by the end of November so we can close the books on 2020 properly. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Thank you for continuing to adapt with us through these extraordinary circumstances.

Recycling Update


 The Transfer Station is ready for you to sort and recycle.  The bins have been built; the doors hung; the baler is ready to be put to work.

Given the market changes in recyclables, it is no longer cost effective to group all of our recycling together. Different items have different value making it worthwhile to separate. Yes, it is disappointing as single stream was really convenient, but we know that it is important to the residents to keep costs down. Throwing items in the trash is always the most expensive option; therefore, recycling remains mandatory.

We are now ready to bail items with a refurbished baler purchased with 2018 funds. The cost savings from disposing of recyclable items separately and not throwing them away, will pay for the baler in 1-2 years and will continue to provide savings for years into the future.

Recycling as a commodity means that we need to make it desirable to a re-user. This means that anything with food particles is trash. Rinse your recycling!

We are now recycling the following separately in their own bins:

  • Tin cans (including ALL pet food cans)
  • Aluminum cans (beverage cans only, all else goes with tin)
  • All plastics marked with a number 1-7 (NO black colored plastic)
  • Glass (bottles and jars only) Lids must be removed and container rinsed out. Metal lids go in tin area.
  • Mixed paper (no six pack holders, juice cartons or beverage cases, “rippable” only)

EXCLUSIONS: No containers that held hazardous products, no flower pots, black plastic, buckets, bags, film, wrapping or foam

All communication and appliance cords now accepted so please bring them in. They are an income generator!