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You Asked: How Much Does a Dump Sticker Cost on Martha's Vineyard?

How much does it cost to take your refuse to an Island landfill? Here are the sticker prices.

Chilmark's drop off station is on Tabor House Road. (Patch file photo)
Chilmark's drop off station is on Tabor House Road. (Patch file photo)
"Why should we get an Edgartown trash sticker? Any benefits?" asked a Patch reader recently on our Facebook page.

Yes: A sticker allows you to bring your household refuse and recycling to the dump instead of paying to have it collected from your home.

You will still have to pay a fee for disposal (except for recycling): In Edgartown it's $4 for a 32-gallon bag or barrel, $2 for a smaller bag. Other refuse is weighed at a cost of $165 a ton.

Here's a round-up of "landfill" (dump) sticker costs around Martha's Vineyard, from which all trash is shipped to New Bedford for disposal:

  • Aquinnah: $10, available at the landfill.
  • Chilmark: $10 at the drop off station on Tabor House Road or in summer at the beach sticker office.
  • Edgartown: $10, available at the landfill on the West Tisbury Road. Free to residents 65 and older.
  • Oak Bluffs: $25, $10 for age 60 and older, available at the drop off on Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Tisbury: $25 at the DPW on High Point Lane.
  • West Tisbury: $10 at the transfer station on Old Stage Road.

These vehicle stickers are limited to one per household.

Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven also offer curbside collection for a $5 per barrel sticker charge in Oak Bluffs, $4.50 in Vineyard Haven; recycling is collected at no charge.

Do you have a Martha's Vineyard question for Patch to investigate? Tell us in the comments.
Judy Valentine January 07, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Thank you, thank you Louise! Great article !
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) January 07, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Judy, I made one huge error in that you do still have to pay per bag for your garbage even with the sticker. The Edgartown landfill person I spoke with just now said it is required, although not always strictly enforced. I've updated the article.

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