Rules and Regulations for Users of the Town of Oxford Transfer Station and Relating to the Implementation of the Solid Waste Ordinance of the Town of Oxford
Adopted May 01, 2008
Note these regulations were approved by the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Oxford on May 01, 2008. rules and regulations are subject to change.
- Hours of Operation
The hours of operation of the Transfer Station shall be:
Sunday 8:00 A.M. until Noon
Tuesday 7:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday 7:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Friday 7:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Saturday 7:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
There shall be not entry to the Transfer Station other than during the posted hours, except by employees or officials of the Town of Oxford, and contractors performing services for the Town of Oxford.
Facility users shall obtain a current Town of Oxford Station Sticker, and shall display such sticker permanently attached to the front windshield, or on the driver’s side of the rear window of the vehicle.
Stickers shall be available at the Town Office.
- Materials brought to the Transfer Station shall be sorted.
All recycling materials are to be brought tot the Recycling Building. At the current time, the Town of Oxford accepts the following items for recycling:
Newspaper Number 2 Plastic textiles
Cardboard Aluminum foil and containers mixed paper
Magazines tin cans
Glass vinyl siding
These materials may not be disposed of in the hopper as part of household trash.
Bagged materials to be deposited in the hopper shall be in clear plastic bags. No dark or opaque bags will be accepted. The staff at the Transfer Station may require users to open any and all bags and demonstrate the proper sorting has been done.
- All loads brought to the Transfer Station are subject to inspection and may be rejected in whole or in part.
The person bringing the load shall be required to separate it prior to being permitted to dispose of the load, or any part of it.
- In addition to household waste and recyclable materials, the Transfer Station shall accept the following from households only.
Brush no limbs greater than 12” in diameter or longer than 5’ in length. The Town may charge a fee for the disposal of brush, which shall be $20.00 per ton.
Wood Wood brought to the Transfer station shall be separated.
Lumber, painted or not, shall be placed in the waste wood area. The charge for waste wood disposal shall be $60.00 per ton.
Pressure treated wood, plywood, chipboard and other woods impregnated with
Resins or glue shall be disposed of as demolition materials, and the Town may
Charge a fee for such disposal or require that the materials be disposed of at an
Bulky Goods, The Town may charge for disposal of furniture, mattresses, and carpets
And rugs, or other material that cannot ordinarily be disposed of in the hopper,
Or by placement in piles for chipping or other disposal.
Leaf and yard waste no plastic bags, no stones
Oil see below
Metal Metal shall be placed at the direction of the Transfer Station Attendants and
Town may charge a fee for disposal of metal.
Tires The town will accept tires, and may charge a fee for such disposal.
Ashes The Town will accept wood ashes from household fireplace or wood stoves only. These must be placed in the area designated by the Transfer Station staff.
No ashes of any kind from commercial sources, or that contains ashes from the
Burning of household or other waste shall be accepted.
The Town will not accept hazardous or dangerous wastes as defined by the State of Maine, except on special “household hazardous waste” days as may be sponsored by an agency working with the Town.
The Town currently will accept Universal Waste as defined by the State of Maine from households only, no commercial or other Universal Waste shall be accepted.
No large or bulky metal wastes will be accepted.
No auto or truck bodies, chassis or large portion thereof shall be accepted.
No automobile, truck, or boat engines or motors shall be accepted. No lawnmower or chain saw engines nor engines or motors from snow mobiles, ATV’S, and the like shall be accepted.
No asbestos or products containing asbestos will be accepted.
No gasoline or diesel fuels, no hydraulic fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, paint (except latex based paint), paint thinners shall be accepted.
- Waste Oil Products
The Town may accept used automobile oil from residents, but not from
commercial operations. Only oil that has not had anything added to it shall
be accepted. Any oil that has been contaminated by the addition of gasoline
diesel, heating oil, hydraulic, brake or transmission fluid, paint thinner or any
other volatile material shall be rejected and may not be left at the Transfer
The oil shall be brought to the Transfer Station in clear plastic containers with
Fully closing tops. The full name, address and telephone number of the person
Bringing the oil shall be clearly labeled on the container. The container shall
Be kept at the Transfer Station for a minimum of 24 hours before being placed in
The disposal barrels. Any oil that separates or stratifies shall be retrieved by
The person who left it. If the oil is not picked up within twenty four hours of
Notification to do so, the Town may dispose of it and charge the cost of such
Disposal (minimum fee of $50.00) against the person who brought the material to
The Transfer Station. This cost may be assessed against the real or personal property of the person bringing the material to the Transfer Station.
- Disposal Area
The Town shall designate areas within the Transfer Station for disposal of
Certain materials. Persons disposing of items in an improper area may be required
To retrieve the item(s). Persons who refuse to follow directions regarding proper
Disposal may be fined and/or restricted from bringing materials to the Transfer
No Dump Picking will be permitted.
All vehicle loads shall be inspected by Transfer Station Personnel before being
No entry shall be permitted to the disposal area until a load has been inspected
No one other than designated Transfer Station personnel shall lower the chain or
Open the gate or other barricade to the disposal area.
- Fee Schedule
The fee schedule effective May 01, 2008 shall be as follows:
Tires: (All tires must be delivered without rims. Tires brought for disposal still
On rims may be refused, or at the discretion of the Attendant, accepted upon
Payment of an additional fee of $15.00 per rim.)
16” and under $2.00 per tire
16”-30: $8.00 per tire
30” and greater $35.00 per tire
Off road tires 11”-18” $60.00 per tire
Off road tires 18” or greater $90.00 per tire
Brush: $18.00 per ton or the fractional
Portion of a ton times this fee
With a minimum fee of $10.00
Per load if less than one half ton.
Other acceptable wood $60.00 per ton or the fractional
Portion of a ton times this fee with
A minimum fee of $15.00 per load
If less than one half ton.
Other bulky waste:
Couches, love seats, settees $5.00 per item
Overstuffed chairs $5.50 per item
Mattresses $10.00 per mattress
Box spring $10.00 per box spring
Refrigerator $10.00 per refrigerator
Freezer $10.00 per freezer
Cooking stove $ free
Television set $ 5.00 per set
Computer monitors $5.00 per monitor
Computer CPU $10.00 per item
Fluorescent lights $ .25 per linear foot
Metal $ free
Asphalt shingles $50.00 per ton
Leaves and Yard Waste (no plastic bags) $ free
Inert Material (bricks, porcelain toilets, cement) $ free
- Demolition Waste
The Town of Oxford will not accept demolition waste defined as plaster, wall
Board, impregnated woods, carper, linoleum or other flooring materials, or loads
Of otherwise acceptable materials that are mixed with demolition waste. These
Wastes may be disposed of at the MMWAC plant in Auburn at a cost of $85.00
- Commercial Waste Haulers
Those companies that pick up MSW from households in the Town of Oxford may
And who sort and recycle the materials may continue to bring materials gathered in Oxford to the Oxford Transfer Station. No mixed loads will be accepted, at any
- Free Disposal options
The Town of Oxford will no longer have “free dump” days. Instead, property
Owners may obtain a coupon every year. The coupons go from June to June. This
Coupon may be presented when bringing certain materials to the Transfer Station
In order to have the fees waived for those materials.
Town of Oxford
Material What to Recycle How to Recycle We do not Recycle
Glass-Clear Clear Bottles Rinse Clean Window Glass
And Jars remove all light bulbs
Metal or mirrors/Pyrex
Plastic caps ceramics/dishes
And rings drinking glasses
Labels may be auto glass
Left on porcelain
Glass-Brown Brown or green rinse clean window glass
Or Green Bottles or Jars remove all light bulbs
Metal or mirrors/Pyrex
Plastic rings ceramics/dishes
Labels maybe drinking glass
Left on auto glass
Plastic Milk and water remove all Rings or Caps
Jugs Bleach Metal or clear or glossy
Bottles detergent plastic rings bottles no motor
Bottles tide/dawn/ or caps oil or soft drink
All etc. look for empty and rinse bottles, peanut
#2 HDPE on containers leave butter jars
bottom of item labels on cool whip bowls
` butter bowls
Tin Cans tin can and lids wash & rinse no aluminum cans
Coffee, soup, and clean paint cans
Tuna etc. aerosol cans
Painted cans are silverware
Ok scrap metal
Aluminum cans aluminum cans wash and rinse no tin cans
And lids. Clean no pie plates
Cat food cans no foil
Aluminum dishes cake pie pans wash clean no burned or
TV trays put in with tins dirty foil
Fluorescent Light straight and turn them into the Do not break
Round attendant down at bulbs. Do not
The transfer bring broken
Station bulbs into recycle
Put them in MSW
Newspaper newspapers place in loose no brown bags
Papers should be do not tie with no magazines
Dry, clean & flat string. Do not no junk mail
Telephone books do not include no cardboard
Paperback books brown paper no office paper
Cardboard/ corrugated boxes should be no wax or
Brown bags cardboard only flat dry clean plastic coated
Brown bags cut into pieces 32”x 60”
Magazines any magazine must be dry no telephone
No strings books
Mixed paper junk mail must be dry no waxed paper
Office paper clean nothing plastic
Computer paper no strings coated
Gift wrapping paper
Textiles any clothing must be dry no wet or dirty
Tablecloths must be clean clothes in recycling
Bedding must be in clear if wet or dirty they
Plastic bag go down to the
Transfer station in
The MSW in clear
Great job Oxford………………Thanks for all the hard work…………………………