As you may have heard, Yarmouth Waste Management experienced a fire in the vicinity of the compost area on the morning of Thursday, August 4, 2022.
This message is a Thank you for all who helped support the efforts in putting out the fire.
There are many to thank, starting with the Yarmouth Fire Department, who knocked down the fire, Yarmouth Police & Fire dispatch who handled all the calls reporting the fire and arranged for the fast action, Yarmouth Water Department who monitored the water supply, Yarmouth Waste Management staff who opened the Disposal Area on time. Thank you to those who provided support, whether a drink of water, or coffee or lunch (Veteran’s Lunch Box – Russ Woollacott) as well as the offers of mutual aid from neighboring Public Works Departments!
While some of the remains of the fire are still on site, the fire is out, so the Compost area will open on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7:30 am.
The Construction and Demolition pad will open on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7:30 AM and remain open as long as there are enough trailers to haul the material.
As a closing note, remember that lithium batteries are highly combustible, it is best to refrain from placing any type of battery in the trash, feel free to drop off any type of battery at the Disposal Gate House. (auto batteries can be placed in small container across from the Gate House.)//
Roby Whitehouse, Assistant Public Works Director 8/5/2022
Yarmouth’s Residential Waste Drop Off & Recycle Area is located at: 606 Forest Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Stickers are required for household waste and/or recyclable items, all other items can be taken to the Scale House where payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card. (see fees)
* Please note: Refrigerators must have doors removed before they will be accepted at this facility. We are currently accepting waste oil and antifreeze.