Starting April 5, 2023, the Transfer Station will be open 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM (entrance gate closes at 4:45PM).
For more updates please check the bulletin board at the Transfer Station.
Trash and recycling material can be disposed of at
600 Cow Pond Brook Road
Groton, MA 01450
Transfer Station Stickers
Vehicle stickers and special town trash disposal bags are required to dispose of trash at the Transfer Station. There is no charge or sticker required for recycling. Vehicle stickers can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office. Stickers may also be purchased at the Transfer Station during operating hours.
Once you’ve purchased your vehicle sticker, place it on your vehicle immediately for access to the disposal area. The Board of Health encourages residents to mail in their renewals at which time your sticker(s) will be mailed back to you. Please include a copy of your vehicle registration and make checks payable to Town of Groton.
Primary Sticker: $80.00
Senior Rate-Age 60+: $20.00
Second Sticker (same household): $25.00
COPY OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT TIME OF STICKER PURCHASE.
Trash Disposal Bags
Bags can be purchased at the Town Clerk’s office, the Transfer Station, Groton Shaw’s, and Shop n’ Save in Ayer.
Prices: 15 gallon – Pkg. 10/$15.00 32 gallon – Pkg. 10/$25.00 45 gallon – Pkg. 10/$30.00.
Food Scraps Now Collected
Free drop off of food scraps at transfer station AND free finished compost can be picked up in the spring for Groton residents only. No sticker needed. Curbside pick-up of food scraps available at a discount for Groton residents by Black Earth Compost who manages our site. More information on the linked flyer, at www.blackearthcompost.com and acceptable food waste list at https://blackearthcompost.com/media/uploads/2019/09/26/BlackEarthCompostGuide.pdf
Use it up, give it away, or take it here: www.DevensHHW.com
Regional Household/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection Days
9 Cook St. (Rear), Devens MA
Go to www.DevensHHW.com for current open dates, times, and procedures or call 978-501-3943
MassDEP Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory
Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don’t belong in your household recycling bin? Don’t throw them away. Find out where to recycle, reuse, or repurpose them in Massachusetts at https://www.recyclesearch.com/profile/ma
DIY Compost Bins
Compost bins are available at the Groton Transfer Station for $25. Kitchen scrap buckets are also available for $5. Compostable food waste bags are $5 for 30 bags. No plastic bags in Food Waste because plastic does not compost.
The Perfect Compost Recipe – How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
We offer Paper Shredding every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:00AM-4:00PM. See Bulletin board at the Transfer Station for updates.
Discard ALL Caps
Please discard all plastic caps and lids from any recyclable containers. These should not be mixed with your recyclables and need to be removed and disposed of.
Transfer Station Informational Videos
Learn everything you need to know about what you can recycle and dispose of at the Transfer Station with our helpful videos below!