Transfer Station


Saturdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION:   1111 Downingsville Road, Lincoln, VT

Transfer Station Attendant:  Moose Rubbish and Recycling, Randy Orvis (802) 758-2097


COVID-19 update:  In 2020-21, all Transfer Station Permit stickers will expire on June 15, 2021, regardless of what the date on the sticker says.  If your vehicle already has a sticker on it, you do not need to get a new one in 2020.  If your vehicle does not have a sticker or you lost yours, you may request one by submitting a self-addressed stamped envelope in the drop box outside the Lincoln Town Office and we will mail one to you free of charge this year.

Trash must be in bags.  Please bring exact change, wear a mask, follow 6-foot social distancing, and bring your own hand sanitizer when you visit the Transfer Station. If you need assistance with your trash, please ask an attendant.

Transfer Station Permit Stickers should be placed on the passenger side, lower corner of your windshield.

Stickers allow you to use the Lincoln Transfer Station for recycling during Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We can recycle co-mingled glass, paper, cardboard, metal, and plastics #1-#7, but we no longer accept plastic bags for recycling. Recyclables must be in open bins. Disposal of household trash, tires, and appliances require an additional fee which can be paid for at the transfer station.

Download the transfer station permit form Transfer Permit form for website.


Recyclables do not need to be sorted, but will only be accepted from open bins or clear plastic bags.

Here is a list of what you can recycle:

  • #1 – #7 (please flatten milk jugs, etc.)
  • Cereal boxes, paper (ie: junk mail, envelopes, catalogs)
  • Most cardboard (please break boxes down flat)
  • Cans, glass bottles, (no drinking glasses, window panes)
    Please rinse out or wash the above items so they don’t draw flies and other insects and rats. Also, our workers have to handle and smell these items!


There is an additional fee to dispose of certain items. You may pay the attendant at the Transfer Station.

  • There is a per-bag fee to dispose of trash.  Generally this is about $6 per bag, but the attendant may adjust the fee depending on the size or weight of your bag.
  • Car Tires up to 20″ rims – $2.00 each
  • Tires over 20″ / No rims- $6.00 each
  • TV’s, furniture, toys, and other bulky items may be able to go into the truck. Ask the driver for a price.


  • Certain plastics: laundry baskets, large pails or drums, plastic household items, plastic packaging, styrofoam, peanuts or styrene.
  • Certain paper: coffee cups, waxed cardboard, very wet, oily, or dirty papers, pizza boxes, beer or soda cartons
  • Certain glass types: household glassware, plate glass, mirrors, ceramics
  • Metal must go into the separate scrap metal pile
  • Anything to go in the metal pile (lawnmowers, etc.) must have all plastics and tires removed and all fluids drained.
  • Hazardous materials, please call the Solid Waste District at (802) 388-2333.


  • Plastic bags are no longer recyclable at the transfer station.
    You can bring little plastic shopping bags to Shaw’s to recycle. Larger amounts of plastic bags may be accepted at the transfer station in Middlebury.  Not all plastic bags are accepted, so ask them for details on identifying the correct types of plastic.  Compostable bags are not eligible for the recycling program.
  • Please bring your recycling in bins, boxes or a bag that can be emptied into the large blue trailer.
  • Please wash out your recyclables.
    The crew cannot accept jars with peanut butter still at the bottom, laundry detergent bottles that are dripping soap, etc. If your recyclables are brought in dirty, you will be asked to take them home with you and bring them back clean next week. Simply rinse everything out before you come.
  • Nothing that has or ever had a cord can be accepted for the metal bin.
    This includes small appliances, computers, etc. Ask the driver if what you want to get rid of can go in the truck. If you have any doubts or if the item contains hazardous materials, please call the Solid Waste District at (802)388-2333.
  • We all like to chat it up with our neighbors at the Transfer Station, especially as Town Meeting approaches. If you want to talk for more than just a minute, please move your car to the other side of the metal bin and stay as long as you want. Sometimes folks get parked in and may be too polite to interrupt your conversation to ask you to move your car so they can get on with their day.