A tour of the Norwich Transfer Station and some 101
What goes where and why and the do's and don'ts
On a recent visit to the Norwich transfer station/dump, I asked one of the attendants how they keep everything straight. They replied very nicely that it is sometimes challenging, and it would be easier if more people would be aware of what goes where and why.
Sometimes when you go to the transfer station, it is very busy with cars and people and you don’t think to check things out carefully, or this time of year you are approached by a group who might be pushing their agenda, or a politician who is looking for your vote this Tuesday.
I mentioned that I might do a story on it and maybe that would help people understand the importance of all the separate bins/sheds. I checked in with Norwich Town manager Herb Durfee and stated that I would visit the transfer station on Saturday to take some photos and pick up some info to share with my readers.
I know I learned a lot from my visit today and hope that after you read this story, you will also.
Here are some posters and photos to help guide you through the process. I will try to arrange them in order.
This is the office where you can get your questions answered and buy your dump passes also.
The inside of the book shed and yes you can drop off books there
Located on the door of the book shed in case you are interested
Looks like a nice place to start a family
Used motor oil
This is for your tires when the rubber does not meet the road anymore
Construction materials. Please see attendant before unloading your items
Must be at least 90 % metal and no propane tanks please. Other rules also apply
Paint recycling is done here but please adhere to all postings before leaving your items
Pick up one of these brochures and it will help for sure
Refrigerators/ stoves and other large appliances
The infamous Zero sort bin that takes a beating but keeps on ticking.
Glass but read which kind before you toss in
And the other types of glass items
Plastic bottle collection on the left and cardboard on the right
Cardboard rules of the road
The headquarters or office area and a box to properly dispose of your tattered US flags
Trash bins and food composting bins
Standing by and very helpful indeed
General rules and Vermont statutes ACT 148 sign
Now there is a familiar and helpful face and here are some posters to help you as well
I guess I didn’t even know they did this until I started taking these photos
Why some of it is even free which is good for you and for me.
Make sure devices are free of any data that could be breached and cause identity fraud
And a nice breakdown of what goes on in here
Inside the mixed Electronics bin
Trash bin and sign that explains the food composting bins to the left of dumpster
A place to leave items that someone else can use AKA Plowshare as it is called
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