Transfer Station & Recycling Center

The Transfer Station is open to Bolton Residents only

The Transfer Station has transitioned from pay-as-you-throw stickers to colored pay-as-you-throw bags. 

All items placed in the compactor must be in a town purchased colored bag!

The colors are the same as the stickers –

Orange for full sized bags (33 gallon)

Green for tall kitchen sized bags (15 gallon)

The process & prices are the same, instead of buying stickers, residents will now purchase bags.

Effective July 1, 2023 stickers will no longer be accepted. Please see attendant to swap out stickers for bags. 

Any questions – contact the DPW office at 978-779-6402


The Town of Bolton operates a transfer station to receive and dispose of refuse delivered by town residents. Refuse consists of household trash bags and recyclable items. The site operates on a partial schedule and charges nominal fees for various types of refuse and recyclables. Residents are responsible for all delivery and payment of all items.

The Transfer Station does not accept propane tanks

Recycling is mandatory in the Town of Bolton.   

Information on recycling in Massachusetts can be found at RecycleSmartMa.(click here)

Changes to Hours of Operation
All changes to hours of operation for the transfer station (holidays or storm events) will be posted in news and announcements. Click here to subscribe to receive updates. Select Transfer Station Schedule under News and Announcements.