Hopkinton Tries to Nab Out-of-Town Trash Bandits

Hopkinton Tries to Nab Out-of-Town Trash Bandits
May 8, 2024

Already struggling to enforce its green bag program in its shared transfer station, Hopkinton realized it faces a new issue: Concord residents trying to dump their trash in town.

Last Saturday spot checks were conducted, and they found that residents from other communities were using their transfer station.

There were about 50/50 between people who had stickers and people who didn’t, and there was a small number of people who were not from either Hopkinton or Webster, and they were trying to use the transfer station.

The select board’s first step is to issue new permit stickers to ensure the shared transfer station is used only by Hopkinton and Webster residents.