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Transfer Station

Transfer Station

General Information

Contacts: John Whetton - Foreman
Location: 80 Upper Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 684-4364- Transfer Station- please leave a message if no one answers call
(860) 684-3448- DPW Office (use if trying to contact on days Transfer Station is closed) 
Fax: (860) 684-1785

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 7am-4pm
Thursday: 7am-7pm


Closed for Thursday, July 4. Open normal hours- Wed, Fri and Sat

Sunday Pilot Program 

Open Sundays- July 14 to September 1, 2024 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Important Links
Sunday Pilot Program
Transfer Station Fees
Service District Refuse and Recycling Collection
Permit Sticker Application
Free Mattress Recycling for Residents
Single Stream Recycling- What's in- What's out
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Procedures for using the Transfer Station
The Transfer Station is open to Stafford residents and Stafford businesses only.
Users of the Transfer Station are required to follow the directions of the Transfer Station personnel.
Refusal to follow directions of the Transfer Station personnel will result in your load being rejected. 
Proof of residency is required. Permit Sticker required by Sep 1, 2023.
At their meeting on March 1, 2023, the Board of Selectman approved the implementation of a Transfer Station Permit Sticker Program. This program ensures that all users of the Transfer Station are residents of the Town of Stafford or residents of a municipality that has entered an inter-municipal agreement with the Town of Stafford as required by the CT DEEP General Permit For A Municipal Transfer Station. Beginning June 1, 2023, residents may apply for a permit sticker at the Transfer Station by providing a completed Permit Sticker Application, proof of residency, and vehicle registration. Vehicles not registered in Stafford will be charged a $100 fee. Permit stickers will be applied to the exterior bottom, passenger side, front windshield of their vehicle by Transfer Station employees. Transfer Station Permits will renew on January 1st every year starting 2025. The sticker issued this year (2023) will be valid through the end of 2024.

All trash in official Town of Stafford purple bags must be brought to the front windows of the Transfer Station.
Please bag all loose trash to avoid the wind blowing refuse and littering the facility. 
All materials not in official Town of Stafford bags will have to go over the scale.
All pay items proceed to scale house attendant.
Materials should be separated as much as possible, for example trash separate from cardboard and recycling  
Speed limit 5 MPH at ALL times.
Avoid backing vehicles up at ALL times.
Video surveillance is in use.

Payments accepted in cash, check, or debit/credit card (2.95% or $2.00 convenience fee applies-whichever is greater)  

Questions? Just ask! We take pride in our facility. Our Mission is to serve the Residents of Stafford while keeping a clean, orderly environment and following all State and Town regulations. 

All vehicles with the following materials required to go over the scale:

Bagged household trash (non - purple)
Construction material
Bulky Waste
All material hand dumped in building must be lifted OVER security gate.
No one allowed past security gated area.
Do not remove wheel blocks.
Do not clean out vehicles on tipping floor.

The Transfer Station serves an estimated 11,000 residents, including several commercial and industrial establishments located within the Town of Stafford. The solid waste received at the Transfer Station included general household refuse, used tires (off wheels), bulky waste, and various types of recycled material.

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