Attention Transfer Station Users

Transfer Station Hours of Operation Monday, January 16, 2023

The Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling services will resume on a normal schedule Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Transfer Station & Recycling Division Information HERE

Town Tax Rate

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January 5, 2023 Town Council Meeting Tonight Cancelled

THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT (1-5-2023) IS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN TECHNOLOGY ISSUES WHICH LIMIT PUBLIC NOTICE OF AND ACCESS TO TONIGHT’S MEETING.  THE AGENDA MATTERS WILL BE RESCHEDULED AFTER PROPER POSTING AND ANY NECESSARY RE ADVERTISING. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

01-05-23 Agenda

View Meeting Live on Channel 18  HERE

01-05-23 Minutes

01-05-23 Video

Changes to Oystering Limit at Bay Street

Due to the amount of oysters still present at Bay St and in a continued effort to manage the Dermo (Perkinsus marinus) present in the oysters there, the Town Manager is allowing us to increase the weekly limit of oysters within NORTH BAY ONLY (aka BAY ST) to one level peck (10 quarts) per shellfishing week. This change takes effect SUNDAY JANUARY 1, 2023 and will remain in effect until oyster season closes. 

FAQ’S:

1. Does Dermo make people sick? NO, it is an oyster disease and although fatal to oysters when the infection is heavy, there is no effect on human health. As long as the oyster is alive, it is safe to consume. 

2. What if I go to Scudder, Harris Meadow or Bridge St for my oysters? The dermo infection is only prevalent at Bay St, so the weekly limit in ALL other areas of Town remains at ½ peck (5 quarts) per week. 

3. If I go to a place that the limit is only ½ peck, can I go to Bay St for another ½ peck during the shellfishing week? YES, if you get a ½ peck at Scudder, Harris Meadow or Bridge St during the shellfishing week, you can get an additional ½ peck provided it is harvested at Bay St.