Transfer Station

What is a Transfer Station?

A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste. Transfer stations are often used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles.

  1. Refuse Fees

Fees & Materials Accepted

  • Residents can dispose of household trash and miscellaneous metal for $0.13 per pound (effective April 1, 2023) at the Transfer Station. Proof of residency is required.
  • All residents disposing of trash or miscellaneous metal are required to have their own hard hat and safety vest.
  • Credit cards or debit cards are the only form of payment accepted.
  • The following can be disposed of for a $50 fee:
    • Televisions, Computer Monitors, Appliances, Furniture, Tires and Other Miscellaneous Bulky Items
  • Items accepted Free of Charge include:
    • Mercury bearing products (fluorescent lights, thermostats, thermometers, etc.), button batteries, rechargeable batteries, empty propane tanks and American Flags. Alkaline batteries can go in regular trash.
  • Condo and apartment residents without curbside pickup can bring their RECYCLING to the Transfer Station Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 4 pm (Users must enter by 3:45 pm).
  • No construction and demolition materials, masonry debris, stumps, sweepings or excavated materials will be accepted.
  1. Universal Waste Shed
  1. Yard Waste Drop Off

Transfer Station Service Policy

The Danvers Transfer Station has implemented a "Universal Precaution Policy" regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It is required that all customers/residents have their own PPE while on site. Residents will only be allowed entrance to the trash building if they bring their own PPE which includes a hard hat and safety vest. If a town resident has a small amount of material for disposal, the resident will be able to utilize the small dumpster provided at the scale entrance without PPE. This container is mainly used for a bag or two and not for yards of material.

Residents who do not have the proper PPE will be turned away for their safety. The Covanta Scale House has posted signs at the entrance to inform patrons, and is communicating this to anyone who visits the site.

This PPE is not required for the yard waste disposal area.