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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Transfer Station Sticker Price Set - Mail-in Only Application Due to Pandemic


The Portsmouth Town Council has set the sticker price for annual access to the Hedly Street (and Prudence Island) Transfer Stations for 2021 for residents who opt to use these facilities.  Transfer Station stickers will cost $211 for the first vehicle per household and $10 for one additional vehicle per household.

At this time, Town Hall remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To keep all parties safe, the Town will only accept 2021 Transfer Station Sticker applications (all necessary documents and payment by check or money order) by mail or in the tax payment drop box located on the south side of Town Hall.

Blank 2021 applications are available for pick up at the south side vestibule in Town Hall or you can print your application by going to and clicking on the 2021 Hedly Street Transfer Station Rules and Application link.

Please make sure you enclose all appropriate documents, including a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a copy of your vehicle registration when obtaining a sticker by mail.  The Town is not responsible for lost mail applications.   All required documentation is listed on the application.

Because of the pandemic, this year the Town will allow sticker holders a two-month grace period to obtain a new sticker. That means last year’s Transfer Station sticker will provide entry into the Transfer Station until the end of February 2021.  A 3 to 4-week turnaround time is expected on Transfer Station stickers, so please plan accordingly.

The Town continues the pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program used in conjunction with its Transfer Station.  All residential household waste must be disposed of in specially-marked Town-approved bags residents purchase at area stores.  Recycling is disposed of free of charge. Yard waste drop-off is available at the Transfer Station March 15 – December 31 and is also free of charge.  The Hedly Street Transfer Station offers a wide variety of diversion bins to dispose of various household items, most of which are free.

Please read the 2021 Hedly Street Transfer Station Rules and Application for full details or see for more benefits of using the Transfer Station and a list of FAQs.

Call the Tax Collector’s office with sticker questions at (401) 683-1214.  Questions on waste disposal, the PAYT program or recycling should be directed to Recycling Coordinator Ray Antaya at (401) 643-0359 or email

As a reminder, all residents utilizing the Transfer Station must wear a facemask and maintain appropriate social distancing.

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