Transfer Station Information


Tuesday 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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Call to action! Marlborough's residential waste has increased. In the fiscal year 2020 the amount of waste made that year per person was 129.46 pounds. In fiscal year 2021 it reduced by 9.1% to 118.57 pounds per person. Preventing wasted food, recycling and composting can trim your waste footprint and reduce Transfer Station costs.

Marlborough's per capita solid waste for 2020-21 & 2021-22

The Solid Waste Transfer Station, which is permitted to operate by CT DEP is located at the end of Quinn Road which is off of Flood Road. The transfer station is open to the Marlborough community for their disposal of household solid waste and recyclables, no commercial waste is permitted. The attendant(s) shall inspect and direct items to appropriate receptacles. For safety concerns children and pets are to be kept inside your vehicle while on site.

Marlborough residents are required to have a current town sticker in order to have access to Blish Park or to use the town’s Transfer Station. Stickers may be obtained at no cost for vehicles registered in Marlborough. To obtain a sticker, please visit the Park & Rec office at 17 School Drive or complete an application form (available on the Town website) and return it to the Park & Rec office or the dropbox outside of Town Hall, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Upon verification of the vehicle’s registration, your sticker will be mailed back to you.
Please call the Park & Rec Office (860-295-6203) or the Transfer Station (860-295-6218) with any questions. All stickers must be adhered to the lower left corner of the car’s windshield to be accepted; loose stickers are not valid.

Any vehicle parked at any Blish Park lot without a valid sticker is subject to ticketing, regardless of residency.

Temporary parking passes for Blish Park are available to active participants of the triathlon series obtainable from the Parks and Recreation or Town Clerk's Office, and must be applied for in person.

Parking passes are not for sale and are not available to non-residents.


CGS Sec. 22a-241b. (c) On and after January 1, 1991, (1) each person who generates solid waste from residential property shall, in accordance with subsection (f) of section 22a-220, separate from other solid waste the items designated for recycling pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and (2) every other person who generates solid waste shall, in accordance with subsection (f) of section 22a-220, make provision for the separation from other solid waste of the items designated for recycling pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

*Possible Town Penalties*

Uncovered vehicles hauling solid waste – $100.00 per incident

Dumping material not generated in the Town of Marlborough - $1,000.00 per incident

Littering on public property:

10 lbs or less - $50.00 plus clean up charge
Over 10lbs - $250.00 plus clean up charge

Non compliance with recycling program - $3.00 per bag up to $100.00 per incident

Contaminated recyclable materials

Presenting contaminated materials- will not be allowed to drop off.
Contaminated materials dropped off into Town containers- Fine three (3x) times the class 1 rate for the entire load 

********No additional fees for the following items (with Landfill Sticker):********

- Commingled Food & Beverage Containers
- Mixed Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Municipal Solid Waste – MSW (regular household waste) up to 7 bags free; (8 plus $3.00 / per)
- Waste Oil / Used Oil Filters / Waste Antifreeze / Motor vehicle batteries
- Scrap metal (includes metal stoves, metal microwaves & appliances that do not contain Freon)

Commingled Food & Beverage Containers

A covered 40 yard container is provided for commingled glass containers / metal food and beverage containers / plastic containers that are rinsed clean - labels may be left on.

Acceptable in this container are clear glass, green glass, brown glass, metal & aluminum cans, aluminum foil, aluminum pots & pans, # 1 - # 8 plastic bottles, aseptic packaging (milk cartons & juice boxes).

Not accepted in this container are any treated glass, windows, windshields, mirrors, light bulbs, waste oil and antifreeze containers, ceramic or glass dishes, scrap metal pots, aerosol cans, metal coat hangers, and paint cans.

Mixed Paper

A covered 40 yard container is provided for clean mixed paper. Any food / oil residue will contaminate the entire load.

Accepted are: all grades of office paper, newspaper, color newspaper inserts, magazines, brown paper bags, cereal boxes (remove plastic bag), phone directories, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, and fax paper,etc.

Not accepted are plastic bags, waxed cardboard, pizza boxes, packing paper, bubble pack, foam, padding or trash.

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard (alternating ridges & grooves) Kraft (brown) paper middle only; uncoated, clean & dry; flattened to no more than 36” in width and 36” in length.

Municipal Solid Waste / MSW (Regular Household Trash)

A stationary compactor with a covered 40 yard container is provided for MSW. There is a 2 cubic yard charge box in which residents toss their bags or loose MSW. The attendant will initiate the compaction cycle (which takes less than one minute) when the charge box is full. Up to 7 bags free; 8
plus bags $3.00 each.

Accepted are: trash items, wax paper, wax cardboard, tissue paper, plastic toys, Pyrex ware, food debris, pizza boxes.

Not accepted are the items designated for recycling, hazardous waste, and non-compatible waste.


Household Batteries (Alkaline and Zinc Carbon Batteries): If you have AAA, AA, C or D batteries, and they are not rechargeable, then they are most likely alkaline and zinc carbon batteries. These batteries can be disposed in the regular trash (MSW).

Rechargeable batteries: are commonly found in cordless phones, power tools, portable electronics and cell phones. They include nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, small sealed lead acid and lithium ion batteries. These batteries are disposed of at the Transfer Station in the out building provided to collect Waste Oil / Used Oil Filters /Waste Antifreeze & Automotive / Rechargeable Batteries.

Watch or Button Batteries (Silver Oxide Batteries): Silver oxide batteries are hazardous when put in the regular trash. Many jewelry and watch
stores will recycle the silver oxide battery when you bring your watch in to have the battery replaced. If not, please bring your silver oxide batteries to our next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.

Camera and Portable Electronic Device Batteries (Lithium Batteries): There are lithium batteries that are button-size, as well as those that look like regular household batteries. The latter type will say "lithium" on the battery. Button lithium batteries are commonly found in cameras and other portable electronic devices, such as PDA's, watches, thermometers, calculators and in remote car locks. Any type of lithium battery should not be put in the trash. Please bring lithium batteries to our next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.

Zinc-Air Batteries: Commonly used in hearing aids, the best management option is to bring such batteries to our next household hazardous waste
(HHW) collection.

Light Bulbs:

Fluorescent bulbs come in various shapes and sizes. Some are the traditional, 2-, 4-, or 8-foot-long "tube" type bulb. Others include the newer "compact" fluorescent lights (CFLs) that screw in like a regular incandescent bulb. All of them contain varying amounts of the toxic metal mercury, and should not be disposed of in the regular trash.

Fluorescent bulbs / CFLs are accepted at the household hazardous waste collection.

Incandescent bulbs include traditional screw-in line bulbs, and come in various sizes and shapes (e.g., round bulbs, and cone-shaped flood and spot lights). They include traditional tungsten-element light bulbs, as well as the newer halogen lamps. All of these types of bulbs may be disposed of in the regular trash (MSW). If you use these lamps, though, you should consider switching over to fluorescent bulbs since they can provide dramatic energy savings, which in return reduces air pollution emissions from electrical generation plants.

Waste Oil / Used Oil Filters /Waste Antifreeze/Automotive & Rechargeable Batteries

An out building, with a concrete floor, is provided to collect Waste Oil / Used Oil Filters /Waste Antifreeze & Automotive Batteries. Inside is:

- A two compartment Tesco tank system (with secondary containment) to collect 1- 700 gallon waste oil & 1- 300 gallon waste antifreeze.
Waste is brought in by residents and poured into correct tank(s) by the attendant. Residents are not allowed to pour into the tank system themselves. Only unmixed waste oil can be accepted – no solvents or gasoline is permitted. Only clean waste antifreeze can be accepted
– any mixed with waste oil must be rejected. A separate 40 gallon plastic MSW trash can is provided to dispose of containers the waste oil
& waste antifreeze is brought in with by the residents.
- 2-55 gallon drums in a containment pallet to collect used oil filters. Residents may bring in oil filters that have been drained of product for disposal.
- 1-containment pallet to stack used car, truck & equipment lead-acid batteries. Cardboard is placed in between stacked batteries. Any
battery that is broken / cracked is placed into a separate container until all batteries are picked up for recycling.
- 1-containment pallet to collect rechargeable batteries.

Scrap Metal

A 30 yard container is provided for scrap metal.
Accepted are white goods, dryers, washers, stoves, hot water heaters, ovens, microwaves, trash compactors, furnaces, lawn mowers (fuel and oil must be removed), water softeners, water tanks and all metal except aluminum and those containing freon / refrigerant.

A separate 30 yard container is provided for scrap aluminum.

There is also:

A collection box for used cell phones to benefit the Cell Phones for Soldiers Campaign. A “book shack” to take and leave books neatly.

Eyeglasses: Lions Clubs in Connecticut coordinate eyeglass recycling activities. The used eyeglasses are cleaned and classified by prescription and distributed to children and adults in developing nations. You may donate used prescription or nonprescription glasses or sunglasses. Both plastic
and metal frames are accepted.

********Additional fees for the following items (with Landfill Sticker):********

Demo / Bulky Waste:

There is a 30 yard container provided for Bulky Waste (construction / demolition materials & oversized waste). The resident is responsible for unloading after inspection by the attendant.

Cubic Yard – (Loads will be Pro-Rated by Attendant) $25.00/ cu yd
Asphalt Shingles $50.00/ cu yd
Minimum Charge $5.00

Recliner Chairs / Couch / Mattresses, $5.00 each
Sofa Bed $10.00 each

Brush: max 3” diameter (resident only -no commercial, no land or building lot clearing)

Brush is collected at the rear of the property on a sloped gravel pad. The resident is responsible for unloading the brush into the pile which is further shaped by the attendant with the backhoe to maximize storage space. The brush is then chipped by an authorized contractor and the chips are hauled out and some stored onsite for use by residents and at municipal facilities.
Minimum Charge $5.00
Pick up truck or a Single Axle Trailer up to 4’ X 8’x 16 $5.00

The Town strongly encourages residents to collect and compost leaves on their own property.
A collection area is provided for loose leaves that are then hauled out to a registered leaf compost facility approximately every 2 weeks.
Minimum Charge
(Leaves must be emptied from bags at transfer station) No charge

Stumps: Not Accepted

Grass clippings are banned from disposal at landfills and incinerators per CT DEP. Leave them on the lawn where they will decompose and act as a natural organic fertilizer.


There is a collection space provided for HFC & CFC appliances.
With Refrigerant (includes refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, etc.) $15.00 each Metal Stoves & Metal Microwaves (scrap metal dumpster) No Charge Non-Metal Stoves & Non-Metal Microwaves (considered Demolition) $5.00 each
Hot Water Heater, Dishwasher, furnace, Washer, Dryer $5.00 each
Porcelain Fixture – Toilet, sink (considered Demolition) $5.00 each

Electronics: No Charge

Desktop PCs/Servers, Monitors (Flat Screen and CRT), Computer Mice, Cables & Accessories Laptops, Hard Drives, Computer Power Supplies, Computer Peripherals, Gaming Devices Keyboards, Network Devices, Circuit Boards/Cards, Media Speakers, Copiers, Fax Machines
Video & Audio Equipment, Projection Equipment, Printers, Security Equipment, Receivers & Transmitters, and more.

Propane Tank:

There is a fenced-in space provided for the collection of propane tanks after inspection by the attendant.

20 lb. $10.00 each
Over 20 lb Not accepted

Tires: (without rims)

There is a 40 yard container provided for the collection of tires after inspection by attendant.

CAR - LABELED P $4.00 each
MOTORCYCLE $4.00 each
LARGE TRUCK - UP TO 47" H OR 12" W $15.00 each
EXTRA LARGE OVER 47"H OR 12" W Per vendor cost


Hazardous Household Waste:

Virtually all households have some household hazardous waste (HHW). HHW is generally defined as a household waste that is toxic, flammable,
reactive or corrosive. Household hazardous waste collection programs provide an opportunity to manage these wastes in an environmentally safe manner.
Household hazardous waste & non-compatible waste is not accepted at the transfer station.
We participate in a regional household hazardous waste collection, usually six times a year (April through October), and it is always held at the CREOC Facility / Manchester Transfer Station 322 Olcott Street, Manchester, CT 06040 (Exit 1 from 384, follow Spencer Street for 0.9 miles, turn left onto Olcott Street).

WHAT TO BRING: (PLEASE LEAVE ALL MATERIALS IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS) Aerosol Cans, Brake Fluid, Chemical Paint Strippers, Chemistry Kits, Cleaning Fluids

Compact Florescent Light Bulbs , Degreasers, Fertilizers, Flammable Liquids, Flea Powder, Dips & Sprays
Florescent Bulbs, Fungicides, Gasoline, Hair Dye & Spray, Hearing Aid Batteries, Herbicides, Kerosene, Lead Paint Lead Paint Chips (wet, double bag), Muriatic Acid, No Pest Strips, Oil Based Paints, Paint Removers, Paint Thinners Pesticides, Photography Chemicals, Poisons, Polishes, Pool Chemicals , Propane 15 oz. or less (small Coleman type) Rechargeable Batteries, Rodent Killers, Slug Baits, Stains (Oil Based), Transmission Fluid, Wood Preservatives


Large Quantities of Unknown Materials, Latex Paint (not hazardous waste), Medical Wastes, Radioactive Wastes
Substances Regulated by Drug Enforcement Administration, Unknown Gas Cylinders, asbestos , antifreeze , motor oil, alkaline batteries

Contact the Fire Department at 295-6219 for instructions on disposal of:

• Pressurized Fire Extinguishers
• Smoke Detectors

Contact the Police Department at 295-9098 for instructions on disposal of:

• Ammunition
• Explosives
• Fireworks
• Flares
• Gun Powder