Changes at the Transfer Station

The Rollinsford Select Board would like to alert the residents to changes at the Transfer Station.

If you have been paying attention to the news, you may have heard that recycling has very little value. China, once the largest consumer of American recyclable materials is no longer buying nearly the quantity it once did. Warehouses are storing vast amounts of recycling in hopes the market may turn around. What does this mean for Rollinsford? It no longer makes sense to bundle all of our recycling together. “Single stream” recycling, as it is called, no longer makes sense. Each item, whether it be paper, aluminum cans, glass or a numbered plastic, has a different value. Separating out these items will help us save money. It will likely still cost money to dispose of (where we once earned money on it) but it will remain less expensive than throwing it away.

Please be aware of new traffic patterns at the Transfer Station as we work through the numbers to determine how best to make the most of this difficult situation. We hope to find the best way to strike a balance between cost and environmental friendliness. Please be patient for changes going forward.

2018 Transfer Station Stickers

2018 Transfer Station stickers are now available.
The Town Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, December 9th from 9am – 12pm (for sticker purchases only)
Current stickers will expire on Dec 31.
New stickers are $10, and a vehicle registration must be provided to purchase.

New Transfer Station Fee Schedule

Ordinance 93-1 Transfer Station – Fee Schedule

  • Effective January 1, 2015, transfer station stickers will cost $10 per sticker; the stickers will be in effect for one calendar year.   The cost of an additional sticker will be $5.
  • Effective November 20, 2017, transfer station disposal fees have changed per the chart below.   
Type Item Current Fee
Construction and Demolition
Minimum Fee $5.00
Small Pickup/Small Trailer $20.00
Full Size Pickup (6 ft Trailer) $35.00
Full Size Pickup (8 ft Trailer) $45.00
One Ton Dump $60.00
Shingles
Per Square (3 bundles or 10×10  roof area) $10.00
Bulky Items
Sofa $25.00
Sleeper Sofa $35.00
Stuffed Chair $15.00
Mattress:  King $20.00
Mattress:  Queen/Double/Single $15.00
Box Spring:  King/Queen $15.00
Box Spring:  Double/Single $10.00
Carpet/Carpet Pad $15.00
Car Seats $5.00
Vacuums $5.00
Electronics
TV:   20″ or larger $10.00
TV: < 20″ $5.00
Computer Monitor:  CRT $10.00
Computer Monitor:  Flat screen $5.00
Computer Tower $5.00
Fax Machine $5.00
Printers $5.00
DVD/VCRs $5.00
White Goods
With freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners) $20.00
Without freeon (e.g. dehumidifers, humidifers) $15.00
Microwaves $10.00
Fluorescent Light Ballast $5.00
Propane Cylinders
<= 20 Pounds $2.00
Tires
Car/Pickup $3.00
Car/Pickup Wheel $5.00
Construction Truck $20.00
Heavy Equipment $50.00

Per Action of Select Board, 11/20/2017

Notice of Public Hearings

SELECT BOARD

TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD

11/6/2017, 6:00 pm

Town Hall

Minimum Housing Standards Ordinance

The Select Board proposes to adopt a minimum housing standards ordinance and seeks comments from the public.   The proposed ordinance will be avaiable at Town Hall and the Rollinsford Public Library and is posted online here.   (There is evidence in the historical minutes that the Select Board passed a minimum housing standard “policy” on July 9, 2012 but we can find no copy of the policy passed by that Board.  While the Select Board minutes referred to the document as a “policy” it also contained penalties and fines which are more appropriately placed in an ordinance).

11/13/2017, 6:00 pm

Town Hall

Proposed Increase to Transfer Station Sticker Price

The Select Board is proposing to increase the transfer station sticker price from the current price of $10 per sticker ($5 for each additional sticker) to $20 per sticker (no discount on additional stickers).   The proposed $20 price equates to $1.67 per month per user.  The transfer station revenue currently covers 28% of its operating costs; with the proposed increase the transfer station will cover 35% of its operating costs.  The differential is covered by general taxation.