transfer station


Definition of transfer station

: a site where recyclables and refuse are collected and sorted in preparation for processing or landfill

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Recent Examples on the Web Before the original pier was torn down by the city in 1979, it was used by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and, after that, as a marine transfer station, for salt storage, and for sanitation-truck parking, among other things. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 10 June 2021 Every streetcar was diverted around the Loop where all passengers wishing to transfer had to enter the transfer station. David Chanen, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 The transfer station, which was closed following the sale, was constructed in 1995 with funds from the Indian Health Service. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2021 The water trenches are filled in and the trash is gone, but Pahi still has questions about some stains on the ground and a fluid that appears to be leaking out of the transfer station. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2021 Tentatively, plans are to use $25 million of the $48 million available in the county’s unrestricted fund balance to go toward expenses needed for opening a new area (cell 4) of the Northern Landfill and constructing a transfer station. Bob Blubaugh,, 19 Apr. 2021 The transfer station is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, 29 Oct. 2020 Rock-bottom energy prices and the refusal of state and municipal leaders to fund upgrades to the electrical plant prompted agency leaders’ decision last year to start converting the facility to a transfer station only. Jesse Leavenworth,, 21 Mar. 2021 There is no charge for Dallas residents in passenger cars, station wagons, pickups, and trailers less than 15 feet long hauling their own waste from their residences to the landfill or transfer station. Destine Gibson, Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of transfer station

1969, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2021

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“Transfer station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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