Town of Groton, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Groton 7-27-1987, effective 8-1-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unregistered vehicles — See Chs. 205 and 273.

§ 251-1 Use restricted.

Use of the landfill will be restricted to refuse from Groton residences, churches, municipal buildings, public schools and municipal events.

§ 251-2 Access.

Residents driving vehicles with a valid landfill sticker will be permitted to dispose of refuse at the landfill. The Town may require further proof of residency such as a driver's license or automobile registration. These items shall be presented, upon request, to landfill personnel. In addition, residents who contract for curbside pickup and present their most recent bill to landfill personnel may enter the landfill to dispose of household refuse or bulk items under § 251-5 below.

§ 251-3 Hours of operation.

The landfill will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The landfill will be closed on municipal holidays.

§ 251-4 Sticker fees.

Annual fees for stickers effective immediately through June 30, 1988, shall be as follows:
A. 
Private passenger car, van or pickup: $30.
B. 
Above vehicles registered to senior citizen (over 60 years old): $10.
C. 
Additional sticker same household (one only): $5.
D. 
Replacement sticker (must present old sticker): $1.
E. 
Commercial haulers of Groton residential trash: free, plus load capacity charge in § 251-5 below.

§ 251-5 Dumping charges.

A. 
Coupons will be required for the dumping of residential refuse by commercial haulers of Groton residential trash and for bulk items. Coupons may be purchased at the Town Hall or by mail and shall be presented to landfill personnel in accordance with the fee schedule below.
B. 
Commercial haulers of Groton residential trash will be charged $3 per cubic yard capacity of their vehicle for each load. The following charges for bulk items will also apply to residents:
(1) 
Five dollars per item: washing machine, dryer, stove, water heater, refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, truck cap, bathtub, skimobile, motorcycle, metal storage shed and any other item of equal size or volume as determined by landfill personnel.
(2) 
Two dollars per item: bicycle, lawn mower, swingset, pickup toolbox, cabinet, bed spring, cast-iron radiator and any other item of equal size or volume as determined by landfill personnel.
(3) 
One dollar per item: lawn chair, ironing board, unmounted tire rim, unmounted tire and any other item of equal size or volume as determined by landfill personnel.
(4) 
Free: residential brush in bundles no larger than four by two feet and residential demolition materials with lengths no greater than four feet, except metal pipe, provided that the materials are brought to the landfill by a resident or authorized commercial hauler.

§ 251-6 Unacceptable items.

The following items will not be accepted at the landfill: exhaust systems; gas tanks or cans; fifty-five-gallon drums; automobiles; autobody parts; engine blocks; car seats or batteries; lead- or oil-based paint; asphalt; antifreeze or radiator flushes; engine cleaners; motor oil; pesticides; wood stain; varnish; oils; wood preservatives or putty; paint strippers; thinners; turpentine; alcohol; degreasers; nail polish/remover; metal polish; water/rustproofers; car wax; pesticides, including no-pest strips, flea powder, flea collars and mothballs; weed killers and fungicides; oven cleaners; drain cleaners; rug cleaners; septic tank or tile/toilet cleaners; floor cleaners or polish; spot removers; upholstery cleaners; furniture polish; ammonia; bleach; dyes; glazes; ink; chemistry sets; roofing tar; outdated medicine; and similar materials. (These materials should be held for disposal at the Town's annual hazardous waste collection day, which is operated by the Board of Health.)