Falmouth changes Transfer Station charges

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FALMOUTH — Beginning Monday, July 20, vehicle permit stickers for the Transfer Station will cost $5 annually and disposal tags will cost $5 each.

Permits purchased this year will be valid through 2010. Permits purchased within the past two years will be valid through the end of 2009.

The $5 tags for single-item disposal will be available at Town Hall, Parks and Public Works, Shaw’s, Hannaford, Town Landing Market and Waldo’s. All items will cost either one or two tickets, which are not sold at the Transfer Station. One-ticket items include computer monitors, television sets less than 40 inches, computer hard drives, printer/scanner/copiers, bulky waste under 35 pounds, propane tanks, car batteries, tires and up to two fluorescent lights/tubes. Those items requiring two tickets include television consoles or TVs over 40 inches, appliances, pickup loads of commercial brush or leaves and bulky waste over 35 pounds.

There is no charge for waste oil, gas, antifreeze, water-based paints, cardboard, recyclables, residential leaves and brush, compact fluorescent light bulbs, wood pallets, metal, cell phones and rechargeable batteries.

Transfer Station hours have also been changed. The new schedule is noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.