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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Public Park


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.


More Information

For more information, please contact the Hanson Board of Health

Open Hours

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
Town Hall

542 Liberty Street, 2nd Floor

Hanson, MA 02341

781-293-3138, ext. 122

Transfer Station

201 Franklin St, Route 27

Hanson MA 02341


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