Let’s Save the Transfer Station and say “NO” to curbside trash removal in Winchester, MA.

Let’s Save the Transfer Station and say “NO” to curbside trash removal in Winchester, MA.

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P.A.C.T. - People Against Curbside Trash started this petition to Residents and commercial owners in Winchester

Since at least 2005, there has been a subtle movement(s) to ultimately close the Winchester Transfer Station and implement town-wide, curbside trash removal in Winchester, MA.  During this period, there have also been no major capital improvements at the transfer station facility despite the recommendations of various feasibility studies.  Unfortunately, residents may soon have to make a choice - capital improvements to preserve/maintain the transfer station vs closure/movement to town-wide curbside trash removal. However, there is no reason that with thoughtful planning by elected town officials/employees that  potential proposed improvements could be planned for over time.

The Winchester Transfer Station is a tremendous asset to the town.  It has helped us survive floods, hurricanes,  blizzards, and the current Covid pandemic.  It’s hardworking and friendly employees are truly the best around.   Benefits of the transfer station are many- it offers residents and business people scheduling flexibility; provides an excellent, cost-effective recycling program; avoids unsightly and unsanitary trash sitting at the curbside; enables friendly interaction among its patrons; provides a venue for promoting election candidates and worthy causes; it is currently one of the only municipal programs in town funded almost entirely by its user fees and is virtually self sustaining. In this day and age, that is amazing and truly unique amongst disposal facilities.

In 2005, a group of people formed  P.A.C.T. and collected over 1,200 signatures of residents and business people in Winchester, who were against closing the transfer station and implementing curbside pickup.  Many of those signatures were gathered on a single day, during a five hour period at Winchester Town Day 2005.  We were hoping to duplicate that same effort this year but Town Day 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.  We have been led to believe that the town’s dynamic may have changed and that current residents no longer want to preserve the transfer station.  We do not believe this to be true.  We are hoping to collect signatures, through this petition, that we will forward to the Winchester Select Board to prove to them that we love our transfer station and want to maintain/preserve it, rather than seeing it closed due to poor capital planning and foresight.

Current residents and business owners in Winchester, please sign/share this petition to save our Winchester Transfer Station and say no to town-wide curbside pickup.

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