Call this a public service tip.
Chances are there are other MacKay Bay Transfer Station rookies out there, who need to clear debris and all kinds of junk quicker than the city can officially get around to it. Thanks to some three dozen decrepit, raftered screens that have been displaced in my garage by plywood, I had reason to come calling on MacKay at 112 South 34th St., about a half-mile south (on the left) of Adamo Drive.
It’s an easy process to drive in and drop off — and a lot of it is gratis.
Here’s what’s free of charge: appliances (2 per visit); televisions (2 per visit); carpet; tires (4 per visit); furniture and mattresses; yard waste (no stumps over 100 lbs. or limbs over 4 feet in length.)
Here’s what you pay a fee for: commercial waste; items delivered in commercial vehicles; large quantities of items that appear to come from a commercial establishment; construction debris such as bricks, tile, concrete, plywood, roofing material, plaster, cabinets, doors, windows, etc.; large automotive parts; household garbage; and mixed loads of free and chargeable items.
Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Phone number is 242-5320.
By the way, it cost about $4 to jettison those screens.