What is a Solid Waste Transfer Station by danman21

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                                                  ! A transfer station is a building in which waste is discharged onto
                                                    a tipping floor, then loaded into a semi-trailer and taken to a
                                                    landfill.

                                                  ! Recycling is a key component of transfer station operations,
                                                    with drop-offs provided for metals, brush, concrete, cardboard
                                                    and other items.

                                                                         ! Services for residents and other
                                                                           customers are similar at a transfer station
                                                                           to services provided at the existing
                                                                           Landfill.




                      Typical Transfer Stations




Why have a transfer station?
! Landfills are capital-intensive and difficult to site due to stringent regulatory requirements. At
  this time there does not appear to be a cost-effective landfill site in Los Alamos County.

! A transfer station provides flexibility to
  transport waste to regional landfills cost-
  effectively. The County can haul to multiple
  landfills so it is not dependent on a particular
  landfill.

! A transfer station is a long-term solution.
  Since there is no permanent disposal at the
  transfer station, it will not fill up!

! The County's Solid Waste Management Plan
  recommends the development of a transfer
  station to replace the existing Landfill. The
  existing Landfill must close in December 2006.

                                                                                      Typical Transfer Station Site Plan


                                                    QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
                                             Contact the Solid Waste Division at 662-8050
                                             OR submit at WWW.LAC-NM.US under Projects

								
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