Ticonderoga Ticonderoga residents can now purchase trash disposal cards at the town transfer station on Saturdays.
The punch cards, required for garbage disposal, will be sold by station attendants as a convenience to customers.
They can only be purchased by check. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted at the trash transfer station on the Vineyard Road. Attendants will not handle cash.
The cards are sold at the town clerk’s office during normal business hours during the week. The town clerk’s office is closed on Saturday. Some town residents said that creates a hardship since they work during the week and can’t get to the clerk’s office to purchase trash cards.
The cards are available for $3, $5, $10 and $20.
Trash cards are also sold at some commercial locations in the town, but those businesses add a surcharge that makes the cards more expensive than if purchased directly from the town.
“We’re trying to make it as convenient as possible for our residents to buy trash cards and to use the transfer station,” said Tonya Thompson, town clerk.
Ticonderoga residents are charged to dispose of garbage by weight — 10 cents a pound. Once trash is weighed by a transfer station attendant, the appropriate amount is deducted from a punch card.
There is no charge for recycled materials such as newspapers, cardboard, glass, plastics and metal.
The Ticonderoga trash transfer station also accepts construction and demolition debris. That material is also weighed and charged. Attendants accept checks for C & D materials.
The station is open Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.