Transfer Station Set to Fully Re-Open for 2024

The Hudson Sustainability Committee opened their meeting on April 22 to discuss upcoming activities as the weather continues to warm up, starting with the Hudson Transfer Station, which will be open two Saturdays each month until November for solid waste drop-off.
“You’re going to need your 2024 passes!” reminded Committee Chair, Deb Putnam. “The number of passes automatically issued at this point in time will continue to be three, but the town will be announcing a new policy after June 30. Plenty of information will be released around an option to purchase additional passes.”
The next drop-off day for general waste is Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone looking to get a pass will need to visit the Department of Public Works (DPW), which is now open Monday through Thursday only, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Transfer Station will also be open every Saturday at the same hours specifically for yard waste, metal, and cardboard drop-offs. These materials do not require a pass.
“Something I personally learned over the last week in terms of the cardboard drop-off: make sure it’s dry,” said Selectmen Liaison, Bob Guessferd. “They won’t accept it wet because of the weight. Keep your cardboard under wraps before you bring it over, that way you’ll be able to get rid of it and they can recycle it properly.”
Anyone looking to recycle cardboard should take care to remove all tape, shipping stickers, or anything with sticky adhesive before turning it in.
The next hazardous waste collection will be on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 289 South Street in Milford. Unlike the locally run Transfer Station, hazardous waste collection is overseen by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission.
Composting is back on the agenda after the Sustainability Committee after being postponed at the last meeting. The Chair was looking for residents interested in sitting on a composting subcommittee to research how to implement a composting plan for the town.
“We have two individuals who have expressed strong interest, we really do need one more person,” said Putnam. “We need a group to work on this. Otherwise, it’s just a lot of work for one or two people.”
To the delight of the Chair, resident, Ben Dibble, who was sitting in at the meeting, volunteered to be the third member of the composting subcommittee. Putnam hopes to move forward with a more detailed plan for composting in May.
“The ultimate goal to keep in mind is whatever is agreed upon with composting is that it does not add to the tax rate of the residents as a whole,” said Putnam.
The Hudson Sustainability Committee is scheduled to meet again on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Buxton Room of Town Hall.

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