Wendell residents can purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin at a subsidized price of $25. The subsidized compost bin can be purchased at the WRATS or at the Solid Waste District office. Visit http://www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/composting.html for information on backyard composting and the District’s office location. The town encourages all residents to remove organic material from the trash and bring it to the transfer station collection program and/or use a backyard compost bin. Approximately 25% of household trash is organic material that can be diverted to a compost collection or compost bin.
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:
Pre-registration is required
To see the complete list of collection event dates, times and locations, go to http://www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/HHWreciprocal.html.
We have for Sale
Compost Bins (yard size) $45.00
Compost Bins (Kitchen size) $5.00
Recycling Bins $8.00
Franklin County Solid Waste Management District Super Sites (for hazardous waste collection)
Win a bag of bags for picking up roadside litter
The contest and rules
Bring in a bag (10 gal min) of roadside trash.
Trash must be in a clear bag so that the attendent can inspect it prior to placing it in the compactor at no charge.
Attendant will place name of contestant on a list and in "The Hat" for the drawing.
The hat will be cleaned out after each drawing.
Drawing dates will be posted.
Drawings will occure every 6-8 weeks from may until october