Town of Wendell, Massachusetts

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Wendell Recycling and Transfer Station (WRATS)

The annual permit fee is $15 due by January 1 each year.

The WRATS accepts household trash and all kinds of Bulky items for disposal. (See fee schedule show on the right)

The WRATS accepts at no charge household recyclables such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, aluminum products, milk cartons, etc.

We are one of the transfer stations that now accepts empty wood pellet bags for recycling and for the farmers we now accept agricultural plastics such as hay bale wrappers, greenhouse film, drip tubing ( cut into 4’ lengths) etc. This service is available to area towns.

The WRATS supports the Wendell Free Store which is the place where people can leave at no charge such reusable things as puzzles, games, toys, household items that someone is done with but the items are still useable.

There is also a Salvation Army drop off box where people can deposit serviceable clothing and other items.

As a resident of Wendell you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year:

We have for Sale

  • Compost Bins (yard size) $45.00

  • Compost Bins (Kitchen size) $8.00

  • Recycling Bins $5.00


Wendell Highway Department

Franklin County Solid Waste Management District

Franklin County Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Franklin County Solid Waste Management District Super Sites (for hazardous waste collection)

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

WRATS Food and Paper Waste Compost Program

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For full details on this new WRATS program, download the letter from Franklin County Solid Waste Management District.


Help Keep Our Roadsides Clean

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Win a bag of bags for picking up roadside litter

The contest and rules

  1. Bring in a bag (10 gal min) of roadside trash.

  2. Trash must be in a clear bag so that the attendent can inspect it prior to placing it in the compactor at no charge.

  3. Attendant will place name of contestant on a list and in "The Hat" for the drawing.

  4. The hat will be cleaned out after each drawing.

  5. Drawing dates will be posted.

Drawings will occure every 6-8 weeks from may until october


Wendell Recycling and Transfer Station (WRATS)

Location: 341 New Salem Road

Hours of Operation:

12pm-6pm (Winter)
12pm-7pm (Summer)
7:30am-3:30 pm

Gate closes to entering vehicles 10 minutes before closing both days.


Alex Lankowski, Sup..
Matt Bordeaux

It should be noted that if there is ever a problem with the roads or WRATS it is the Road Commission that should be contacted first.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

As a resident of Wendell you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year:

Items That Require A Special Fee

Household trash:

  • WRATS yellow bag - $1.50

  • Non-WRATS bag - $3.00

  • Contractors Bag - $5.00

Open Top Bulky Waste:

  • Construction debris: $2.00 per cu ft


  • TVs 0-19" - $5.00

  • TVs 19-25" - $10.00

  • TVs 25" and up - $15.00

  • Computers (4 Pieces) $10.00

  • Lap tops - $5.00

Freon Items:

  • Refrigerators ( doors removed) $20.00

  • Air Conditioners $20.00

  • Dehumidifiers $20.00

  • Water coolers $20.00

Tires Starting @ $4.00 up to 16.5"

Mattresses & Box springs (all sizes) $25.00


  • Upholstered furniture $20.00

  • Wood furniture: - Varies on size - Couch $20.00 with bed $30.00


  • 10 X 10 $10.00

  • 12 X 20 $30.00 varies by size

Appliances If all metal into the metal bin - no charge


  • Small $5.00

  • Large $10.00

Toilets $5.00

Lp gas tanks:

  • 1lb $1.00

  • 20 LB $5.00

  • 100 LB $15.00

Coming Events

Wendell Meditation Group
Sun Jan 21 @08:30AM - 09:30AM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jan 21 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Open Space
Mon Jan 22 @04:30PM -
Board of Health
Mon Jan 22 @07:00PM -
Joint Broadband Committee
Tue Jan 23 @07:00PM -
Assessors Meeting
Wed Jan 24 @06:30PM -
Wed Jan 24 @07:00PM -
Finance Committee
Thu Jan 25 @07:00PM -
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jan 27 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
The Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse: Tommy Filliault band will honor Charles Neville in the Wendell w
Sat Feb 03 @07:00PM - 11:00PM

Old Home Day 2009

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