Transfer Station & Recycling Center


The Transfer Station & Recycling Center is accessible from its Route 2 westbound entrance. For GPS purposes, this is approximately 193 Massachusetts Ave, Acton.

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Please note that the Department of Public Works entrance at 14 Forest Road does not provide public access to the facility. The entrance is one-quarter mile west of Hosmer Street. The Transfer Station & Recycling Center takes care of all disposal and recycling needs for the Town of Acton.

Residents are welcome to use the Transfer Station & Recycling Center for normal household trash & recycling generated by everyday usage. In order to access the Transfer Station patrons must purchase a sticker or pay an individual trip fee.

Please note that all other items outside of normal household trash & recycling require an additional disposal fee.  The Transfer Station does not accept construction debris.

The Town of Acton adopted a SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program in 2015. Please see the links on the left side of this page for the new Fee Schedule, Trash and Recycling Collection Rules and Guidelines, as well as a list of SMART PAYT trash bag retailers.

For more information on the Transfer Station & Recycling Center, please call (978) 929-7742.

Hours of Operation



 Sunday  CLOSED
 Monday  CLOSED
 Tuesday  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Wednesday  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Thursday  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Friday  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Saturday  7:00 AM - 3:00 PM