Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
On February 4, 2014, the Hanson Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to approve a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program and authorize Town Administrator Ronald San Angelo to sign the contract between the town and WasteZero.
Beginning July 1, 2014, residents must place all their trash in the new Hanson official orange trash bags before disposing at the transfer station. Trash not placed in the designated orange bags will not be accepted.
The Hanson orange trash bags are conveniently available in the following sizes and quantities at retail outlets throughout Hanson:
Small, 15-gallon PAYT bags are sold in packages of eight.
Large, 30-gallon PAYT bags are sold in packages of five.
The PAYT bags are for solid waste only and not recyclable items. The PAYT program allows the Town of Hanson to increase recycling and reduce the amount of trash generated, resulting in savings for Hanson. These savings may allow the town to allocate funds to higher priority services. PAYT also creates a far more fair and efficient trash collection program for everyone. Residents who recycle will no longer subsidize trash collection for their neighbors who may not recycle.
Remember, by recycling more, you’ll produce less trash, which means you’ll use fewer trash bags. The PAYT program lets you take control of your waste disposal costs! Also, when residents throw away less and recycle more, the environment is better preserved as landfills last longer, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, millions of BTUs of energy are saved, and natural resources last longer.
For more information, please contact the Hanson Board of Health
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 8am to 5pm
Tuesday from 8am to 8pm
Friday from 8am to 12pm
Transfer Station is open
Monday, Tuesday & Friday – 8:45am – 4:45pm
Closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 8:45am – 4:45pm
Closed Wednesday & Thursday
Town of Hanson
Board of Health
542 Liberty Street, 2nd Floor
Hanson, MA 02341
781-293-3138, ext. 122
201 Franklin St, Route 27
Hanson MA 02341