Transfer Station Operations

The transfer station operates under a permit from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Any change in operation, such as adding an additional waste stream, changing the number or location of dumpster boxes, or changing operating procedures requires modification of this permit. The Superintendent of Public Works and the Weighmaster at the Transfer Station shall ensure operations conform to the permit and the requirements of this plan.

General – All Materials

All individuals entering the Rogers Road Transfer Facility will be subject to the following requirements:

  1. All vehicles entering the transfer station will proceed to the weigh scale. The individual presenting material is required to prove, to the satisfaction of the director or his designee, that the material being presented has been generated within the City. If an individual falsely represents the origin of the materials, that individual is subject to a fine. Material not generated in the City will not be accepted at the transfer station. Information concerning individuals who have falsely represented the origin of material will be forwarded to the Director for disposition.
  2. Refuse must be free of recyclables in accordance with state and city regulations prior to being accepted.
  3. Recyclable materials must be free of contamination in accordance with State and City regulations prior to being accepted.
  4. The Weighmaster will determine the type of material and whether the material is acceptable. Hazardous or toxic wastes will not be accepted.
  5. The Weighmaster will determine if the material is considered “residential”. If it is determined not to be “residential”, the material will be subject to commercial fees.
  6. The Weighmaster will collect the appropriate fee for all waste received. 
  7. Any material violations which are noted after dumping will be recorded by the Attendant for collection of applicable penalty fees.
  8. All materials entering and/or leaving the facility must be weighed and recorded by material type by the Weighmaster.

Guidelines for Acceptance of Material

  • Antifreeze – Unwanted radiator antifreeze transported in a sealed container.
  • C & D Waste – Construction and demolition waste.
  • E-Waste – Electronics such as televisions, DVD players, stereos, etc.
  • Propane Tanks – Tanks should be empty.
  • Scrap metal – used or discarded items which consist of predominantly ferrous metals, aluminum, brass, tin, copper, lead, chromium, nickel or alloys thereof, except metal food containers. Home appliances and auto parts drained of fluids are acceptable. Junked automobiles or trucks are unacceptable. Metal drums or containers must be clean and have both ends removed. (Note: Home appliances containing freon are subject to a $10.00 environmental charge, per appliance) Storage batteries – lead acid batteries used in motor vehicles, boats, tractors, etc.
  • Limited quantities may be accepted from commercial sources.
  • Tires – discarded rubber or synthetic rubber tires for vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, busses, trailers, etc. Must not be shredded or cut apart in any way. Tires can remain on their rims for disposal.
  • Waste oil – Crankcase oil and crankcase oil filters that has been utilized in internal combustion engines. Engine oil only, no gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, etc. No transmission fluid. No chemicals. Only residential waste oil at the Rogers Road Transfer Station.

Please refer to Appendix VI-A for a complete list of acceptable materials that can be brought to the Transfer Station.