Portsmouth to sell 2018 transfer stickers, start PAYT

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Town of Portsmouth announces the sale of 2018 Transfer Station stickers for residents of Portsmouth.

Stickers are available for sale at the Tax Collector’s office at Portsmouth Town Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For your convenience, the Tax Collector’s office will be open for sticker sales only on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last year’s Transfer Station sticker will allow entry into the Transfer Station until the end of January 2018.

Transfer Station stickers cost $140 for the first vehicle and $10 for one additional vehicle per household.

To obtain a sticker, bring a copy of your valid registration showing you are registered in Portsmouth for each vehicle for which you are requesting a sticker. Residents with leased vehicles must provide proof of automobile insurance showing their Portsmouth address at which they reside.

The Transfer Station is for the disposal of residential household waste only. No waste from any form of commercial or agricultural activity is accepted. Recycling is mandated by state law.

PAYT

An important change to note is that the Town of Portsmouth has adopted a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program to be used in conjunction with its Transfer Station.

All residential household waste must be disposed of in specially-marked town-approved bags that residents will be able to purchase at area stores beginning mid-January.

Enforcement of this program begins on Feb. 1.

Recycling can be disposed of free of charge.

For full details of the program, please go to http://www.portsmouthri.com/182/Transfer-Station-Solid-Waste.

When you receive your sticker, you will receive Transfer Station Rules.

Stickers may be obtained through the mail using the form available on the Town’s website and Town Hall.

Mail applications may be deposited in the tax payment drop box at the Town Hall. The Town is not responsible for lost mail applications.

Call the Tax Collector’s office with questions at 401-683- 1214.

The Town of Portsmouth thanks all of its residents in advance for their cooperation. Questions on the new PAYT program can be directed to Recycling Coordinator Ray Antaya at 401-643- 0359 or
rantaya@portsmouthri.com.

A workshop on the new PAYT program will be held by Mr. Antaya at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Portsmouth Town Hall Council Chambers.

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