Transfer Station

The Department of Public Works operates the Town's Recycling Area and Trash Transfer Facility, which is located on Sam Ryder Road off Hobart Street. The facility is opened to Hingham residents only and certain small businesses with proper permits, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, excluding holidays. Stickers for household rubbish and all other Permits are issued at the Public Works office with proper identification of residency. Stickers and Permits are only issued at the Department of Public Works office.

Transfer Station Holiday Schedule

The Transfer Station will be CLOSED on:

  • Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023


The Town of Hingham, Department of Public Works and the Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee would like to remind residents that recycling is mandatory and urge residents to maximize their recycling efforts for both economic, as well as, environmental benefits. We do however, point out that placement of unacceptable items into collection containers or placement of items in the wrong containers or areas can contaminate the load and may result in rejection of the entire load by the recycling vendor. Please separate and recycle all items noted, and dispose of all other items with your household rubbish.

Beyond The Bin - Recycling Directory

Recycle Smart MA

Recycle Smart - Recyclopdia

Trash Transfer

The Trash Transfer area, which was opened in February 2000, consists of 4 individual compactor units for collection of household rubbish only. Separate open top trailers are available for bulky items such as: furniture, rugs and small amounts of demolition (please refer to Fee Schedule for rates). The town not only encourages, but also requires recycling for all. Recycling and separation continue to be the two most important factors in allowing the town to dispose of solid waste at the best price.