For the first time since the town instituted its COVID-19 restrictions, the Sandwich Transfer Station will begin accepting residents’ yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves.
On Tuesday, May 19, the facility will be having a “yard waste only” day, where residents who have been collecting yard waste for the past two months can dispose of it. Throughout the day workers will be directing traffic to a designated yard waste disposal location. Nothing else will be accepted at the facility that day.
Normal yard waste disposal will resume on Wednesday, May 20, at the usual drop-off area.
Also starting on Wednesday, the traffic cones that have limited the number of cars that can park at the main trash disposal area will be removed.
Additionally non-fee items, such as metals, oil, anti-freeze and clothing, will again be accepted.
Fee items, such as mattresses, TVs, and appliances, will not be accepted.
Compost will not be available in the near future. Town engineers and department of public works director Paul Tilton said they hope to make compost available at some point soon, once they are able to find a company to screen the yard waste.