Selectmen set 2020 transfer station sticker cost
The Board of Selectmen voted on Tuesday night to set the price for 2020 transfer station stickers at $40 each, in line with the other towns in the waste district. For seniors, the stickers will cost $20. Stickers for second cars will cost $10 regardless of the purchaser’s age.
The stickers, which were printed this year by the Carver Marion Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District, are required beginning on January 1 for access to the Benson Brook transfer station in Marion and the Rte. 28 transfer station in Rochester.
It is not yet clear whether one-day passes to the transfer stations will be available in 2020, but Selectman Jim Munise will ask about them at the district’s next meeting.
Because the district printed the transfer station stickers, beach parking stickers will be sold separately, and will cost $15 or $5 for seniors.
Transfer station stickers will be available at the Department of Natural Resources, located in the Multi Service Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Dec. 16.
Town Administrator Derek Sullivan reminded residents that this is the last year that the waste district will be funded by SEMASS, which currently pays the towns for each ton of waste. After December 2020, the district will need to pay to dispose of waste, so sticker prices will go up.