Transfer Station Action Committee

Mission: Respect for the environment is an important value to Carlisle residents. The Carlisle Transfer Station is an essential town asset that provides opportunities to properly dispose of solid waste, reuse useful items, and recycle.

On October 22, the Transfer Station Action Committee made significant progress towards the objectives initially included in the charge defined by the Select Board based on the Final Recommendations of the Transfer Station Task Force (TSTF) as unanimously approved on 1/22/2022.


The charge of the Select Board included:

  • Reduction of the town’s solid waste tonnage
  • Improvements in the town’s recycling efforts
  • Improvements in the layout and appearance of the Transfer Station
  • Improvements in the reuse of re-usable items
  • Community education about the purpose of the Transfer Station
  • Recommendations for additional improvements
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress
  • Support for the DPW staff who manage the Transfer Station 

As a part of the October launch, the TSAC working with the DPW has: 

  •  Completed Transfer Station changes including removal of the oil tank, more convenient layout of the recyclable bins, the addition of redeemable bins, replacement of all signage with more informative signage linked to the town website, relocated to swap shed to provide more parking and generally improved the aesthetic appearance
  • Revised the Transfer Station web pages on the town site to provide much more detailed information about recycling which may be accessed from QR codes on signage at the Transfer Station.
  • Initiated a program of community outreach & education which will be ongoing in order to maintain awareness of recycling as well as report on progress
  • Worked with the DPW to assure timely filing of all information required by the MA DEP in order to qualify for available grants and support
  •  Revised the Transfer Station regulations to be consistent with state law, provide the town with the needed tools to operate effectively, and also assure that the same rules are applied to all users.

After the October launch, the TSAC work will continue in order to further enhance the operation of the Transfer Station including:

  •    Ongoing review of additional recycling opportunities
  •    Working with local private haulers to assure compliance with state law and recycling obligations
  • Onngoing community outreach & education
  • Ongoing reporting on results
  •  Ongoing support of DPW
  •  Continual evaluation of further possible enhancements to operation of the Transfer Station                                  

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Members Terms expire
Rob Peary 2023
Dan Scholten 2023
Tom Bilotta, Chair 2023
John Petrie 2023
Christine Lear 2023
Carrie Patel 2023
Carren Panico 2023
Dan Cook 2023
Laura Snowdon 2023