Recycling

Due to changes in worldwide markets, the cost of single stream recycling is no longer economically viable for the Town.  Starting Monday, June 17, Transfer Station users will be asked to separate their recyclables as follows:

For information on Mashpee's recycling categories, Click Here

Recyclable Materials

Massachusetts Law bans disposal of recyclable materials with household trash.  Residents may purchase recycling bins for $5.00 at:

Department of Public Works
350 Meetinghouse Road
Mashpee, MA 02649

The following materials are also accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station in addition to the above recycling (in the appropriate location: click here for map):

  • Anti Freeze
    Green Only   --Fee Required--
  • Appliances (White Goods)
    Stoves, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, refrigerators (doors removed). Fee Required
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries
    NiCd, Small Pb, Li-ion, and NiMH.  (Alkaline batteries are not hazardous and may be disposed of with trash)
  • Books
    Clean and dry paperback or hardcover.
  • Electronics
    Anything with a cord.  --Fee Required--
  • Mattresses/Box Springs
    --Fee Required--
  • Mercury Products
    Medical thermometers, thermostats, and switches; fluorescent light bulbs
  • Mixed Rigid Plastic
    Buckets/pails, milk crates, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, flower pots (no dirt), toys, coolers, barrels.  Please clean as necessary.
  • Oil Filters and Used Oil
  • Propane Tanks
    --Fee Required--
  • Scrap Metal
    Separate metal from other materials (plastic, wood, etc.)
  • Textiles
    Clean and dry clothing, linens, shoes, stuffed animals, pillows, and similar (ripped/ torn, missing buttons, missing pair, etc. okay)
  • Tires
    --Fee Required--
  • Yard Waste
    Leaves and grass clippings.
  • Brush
    6" or less; limit 2 barrels.

Additional Information

  • Place mercury products in Universal Waste Shed
  • Home composting bins for yard waste may be purchased at the DPW for $25.00 (Mashpee residents).  Click here to learn more about home composting and composting bins.
  • Excess or larger diameter brush is Not Accepted.  Brush may be brought directly to the following location:
         Cape Resources
         280 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills
         (508) 428-2613
  • Construction and Demolition is Not Accepted.  C&D may be brought directly to:
  •      Bourne IWMF
         Rt. 28 (MacArthur Blvd.)
         (508) 759-0600, extension 4    
                     or
         New Bedford Waste
         295 Service Road, Sandwich
         (508) 833-6200
 

For more information on disposal costs of other items, including recyclable items, please refer to the Transfer Station Brochure