PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 The town of Portsmouth recently\u00a0announced the start of Transfer Station sticker sales, grace period, and price increase.\r\n\r\nThe Portsmouth Town Council recently set the sticker price for access to the Transfer Station for 2019 for residents who opt to use this facility.\r\n\r\nTransfer Station stickers will cost $180 for the first vehicle and $10 for one additional vehicle per household. The town council recently increased the sticker\u00a0price 28.6 percent more than the 2018\u00a0price, which was $140 for the first vehicle.\r\n\r\nWhile the 2018\u00a0sticker price was lower than 2017's sticker price ($160), it did not include the cost of required Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) bags.\r\n\r\nThe 2018 stickers will be available for sale at the Tax Collector\u2019s office at Portsmouth Town Hall beginning Jan. 2, 2019 (Wednesday) during normal business hours, which are Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.\r\n\r\nThe town allows sticker holders a one-month grace period to obtain a new sticker, and last year\u2019s Transfer Station sticker will provide entry into the Transfer Station until the end of January 2019.\r\n\r\nThe town will continue the PAYT program used in conjunction with its Transfer Station. All residential household waste must be disposed of in specially-marked, town-approved bags residents purchase at area stores. Recycling is disposed of free of charge.\r\n\r\nYard waste drop-off is available March 15 to Dec. 31\u00a0and is free of charge for sticker holders. Yard waste must be in paper bags or transported in containers not greater than 64 gallons when brought to the Transfer Station. Trailers are not allowed in the Transfer Station.\r\n\r\nAnnual Transfer Station sticker holders receive four construction and demolition debris (C&D) and\/or Asphalt, Brick and Concrete (ABC) pass provided by the Tax Collector\u2019s Office on an as-needed basis. A C&D or ABC pass is good for one load of C&D or ABC, respectively (disposed of in respective bin). Each load must be in containers and volume may not exceed 32 gallons.\r\n\r\nEach additional load up to and including 32 gallons of C&D or ABC may be disposed of in the respective bin for a $50 fee per load by purchasing the additional pass(es).\r\n\r\nFull details on the program and a list of FAQs can be found at http:\/\/www.portsmouthri.com\/182\/Transfer-Station-Solid-Waste.\r\n\r\nStickers may be obtained through the mail using the form available on the Town\u2019s website and at Town Hall. Mail applications may be mailed or deposited in the tax payment drop box at the Town Hall.\r\n\r\nPlease enclose all appropriate documents, including a stamped, self-addressed envelope if obtaining a sticker by mail. The town is not responsible for lost mail applications.\r\n\r\nCall the Tax Collector\u2019s office with sticker questions at 401-683-1214. Questions on the PAYT program should be directed to Recycling Coordinator Ray Antaya at 401-643-0359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.