Town trash bag mandate delayed to Jan. 12

Dec 29, 2020

The town’s pay-as-you-throw trash bags will not be required until Jan. 12 at the Rte. 28 transfer station, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan announced on December 29. 

Initially, the town planned to require that the bags be used starting when the transfer station reopened under Wareham’s management on Jan. 5, but the distribution of the bags to stores -- originally planned for Dec. 21 -- was delayed.

Sullivan said that the bag vendor reported that the trash bags would be available at “one large grocery store” and a “smaller location” over the weekend, and that those store names would be released when the bags are available for sale.

The small bags are 12 to 15 gallons -- the same size as a typical kitchen garbage bag -- and can hold up to 15 pounds of waste. Those bags cost $1.25 each, and will be sold in rolls of ten bags for $12.50.

The larger bags will be 30 to 33 gallons -- not quite as big as a contractor bag -- and can hold about 25 pounds of waste. Those bags will be sold for $2 each, in a pack of five for $10.

The Rte. 28 Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, beginning on Jan. 5.