Transfer Station Permits Required

Effective June 2009: Hang Tag Permits are required to use the Eliot Transfer Station. Permits are available at the Eliot Town Clerk's Office or from a Transfer Station Attendent.

Eliot Pay-Per Bag: It is mandatory to use the Eliot Pay-Per-Bag system at the Eliot Transfer Station. Bags can be purchased at Eliot Agway, Route 236 Variety, Cumberland Farms (Eliot), Jacksons Hardware (Kittery) and Rite Aid (Kittery). 

The bags are available in two sizes and the pricing is as follows:

  • 15-Gal: Roll of 10 bags for $12.50 
  • 30-Gal: Roll of 5 bags for $10.00

Recycling is mandatory in the Town of Eliot. Each of us must be responsible and do our part to recycle and process our own trash. The more we pull out of the waste stream, the more money we save. The Eliot Transfer Station saves thousands of dollars each year through our recycling efforts.

Refuse Accepted At Transfer Station

  • Glass: We take all colored glass, bottles; returnable or non-returnable. They need to be washed, cleaned, anput in their marked area.
  • Plastic Bottles: At this time, we take all returnable plastic bottles. Clear milk jugs and water jugs are processed in the 1st bailer by the door and colored #2 plastic goes in the rack outside. (Laundry jugs, white hood jugs, etc must be cleaned and rinsed out)
  • Cardboard: Cardboard goes into the 2nd bailer. It needs to be dry and clean.
  • E-Waste: E-Waste is television, computers, electrical parts, etc. These can no longer go in our trash. There is a fee for this material because of hazardous waste in them. They have to be hauled off by an experience hauler.
  • Steel: Most steel can go into the steel pile at no charge. There is a charge for white goods, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, refrigerators, dishwashers, furnaces, freezers, de-humidifiers, and hot water heaters. Some of these units need to be re-processed before put into steel pile. All motors, lawn mowers, and transmissions need to have the oil drained before dumping. There is a $10.00 fee for most of these units.
  • Brush Pile:
  • Aluminum Cans: We take returnable and non-returnable cans, go into #3 bailer.
  • Paper: Paper is one of the things we would like to get out of the waste stream. It weighs a great deal and is recyclable. We take a great deal of paper waste, all paper, newspapers, junk mail flyers, telephone books, magazines, catalogs, etc.
  • Salvation Army Bins: These bins can be used for toys, clean clothes, boots, shoes, and complete games.
  • Motor Oil and Filter Bin: We take clean motor oil and oil filters.
  • Hazardous Waste: Each year Eliot holds a Hazardous Waste Day. On this day, you can bring in household hazardous wast material such as oil base paints, gas, etc.
  • Bulky Waste: We have a demo can to remove bulky waste. This is a user fee demo can for sofas, living room chairs, mattresses, box springs, carpets, and construction debris. See fee schedule here.
  • Mulch Pile: This is for grass, leaves, and other compost material.
  • Shingles: We take shingles from Eliot residents only. There is a user fee charge for this material.