Martha's Vineyard Refuse District

Refuse District Expansion Wins MVC Approval

The Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District got a green light for a long-sought $2.5 million transfer station reconfiguration and expansion Thursday night.

As Cost of Recycling Rises, Consumers Pay

A decision by the Chinese government has rippled all the way to the curbside of nearly every Vineyard home, where residents will pay more for recycling.

Local Dropoffs Accept Food Waste

The West Tisbury and Chilmark local dropoffs are now accepting food waste. For $2, residents can dump up to a five-gallon bucket sized container.

Refuse District Begins Composting Food Waste

The Edgartown transfer station for the four-town district is now accepting food waste for composting. The pilot program began last week.

Refuse District Tries Again to Win Voter Approval for Expansion

For the third time in as many years, the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District will seek funding at town meetings for a $2.5 million project to expand its transfer station in Edgartown.

Neighbors, MVC Question Refuse District Expansion

Debate continues over over expansion plans for the Edgartown refuse district transfer station. Neighbors are questioning the large size of the project.

Refuse District Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny by MVC

A major expansion at the Edgartown transfer station had its first public hearing before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

Funding in Place, Refuse District Expansion Moves Forward

Over the past seven months, voters in four Island towns have approved funding for a major expansion of the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District transfer station. The $2.5 million project is expected to triple the Edgartown station’s vehicle capacity and allow for future expansion.

Demand for Composting Expected to Grow Here

Massachusetts has become the first state in the nation to put a ban on commercial food waste entering landfills. Larger businesses on the Vineyard are preparing for the changes, and businesses and residents are feeling the need for more composting regulations.

Refuse District Expansion Plan Looks to Future

If funding is approved at upcoming town meetings, the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse District will expand its central facility beginning next year. The Vineyard produces thousands of tons of trash annually, all of it shipped off-Island.