China Transfer Station

In 2016, Palermo residents voted to contract with the Town of China for use of its Transfer Station, located at 191 Alder Park Rd. Access to the China Transfer Station is regulated by a RFID Tag that hangs in your rearview mirror. These tags are available at the Palermo Town Office. Every property in Palermo is entitled to one RFID Tag and additional passes are available for a returnable $10 deposit. Palermo residents need to purchase labeled trash bags to use the dumpsters at the Transfer Station, which are available at the Palermo Town Office or Tobey's General Store on Rt. 3.

You can find more information about China's Transfer Station, including their recycling and waste policies on their website and below.

Beginning in January 2023 the Transfer Station will accept #5 plastics such as shampoo bottles, yogurt containers, 

plastic cutlery and cups.

 No black plastic can be accepted in either #2 or #5.

The China Transfer Station is located at 191 Alder Park Rd. China, ME 04358. The town and staff at the transfer station would like to encourage residents to recycle more and throw less trash in the "hopper." A substantial savings can be realized if all community members participate in the various recycling programs the transfer station offers. 

Supply chain issues require an increase to bag costs. The Town of Palermo sells China Transfer Station bags to our residents at cost. 

15 gallon trash bags, 8 to a roll: $12.80

      30 gallon bags, 5 to a roll: $14.00

Transf station recycle list_03102023085141.PDF