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Transfer Station - What? - Why?

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What?
Waste transfer stations are an important component of an integrated waste management system, serving as the link between community solid waste collection and disposal.  A transfer station’s basic function is the transfer and consolidation of waste from multiple collection vehicles into larger, high-volume transfer vehicles for more economical transportation to a distant disposal site.  No long-term storage of waste occurs within the transfer station; waste is quickly loaded into the larger transfer vehicle for transfer to the disposal site.  State solid waste management regulations require that all waste must be removed from the transfer station tipping floor at the end of each day.

Why?
A recent Alternative Waste Processing Technologies Assessment completed by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., concluded that there is not enough waste generated within the County to achieve the economies of scale necessary to make an alternative waste processing technology cost-effective.  Therefore, when the County’s existing municipal solid waste landfill at the Eubanks Road reaches final capacity, waste will have to be transferred out of county for disposal.  The distance from waste source to disposal will necessitate the implementation of a transfer station in Orange County in order to provide cost-effective and environmentally-sound waste transfer.