transfer station

noun

Definition of transfer station

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

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The city's four transfer stations and landfill are also available for residents to personally transport their brush. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Weeks after storm, Dallas officials plow through tons of brush," 24 June 2019 With the cost of hauling away trash going up and revenue from recyclables falling, the town has increased fees to use the transfer station. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Glastonbury increases fees at transfer station, offers senior discount," 15 June 2019 The furniture bank is housed in a shipping container at the town’s transfer station, and items are free. USA TODAY, "Fairy houses, feuding cousins, a fish app: News from around our 50 states," 3 June 2019 Avoid getting mulch from places such as your municipality’s transfer station, where yard waste is ground up and offered free to residents. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How Much Mulch Do I Need? Here's the Easiest Way to Find Out," 6 Feb. 2019 Michelle Burdick, of Griswold, rode to the transfer station in a dump truck driven by her brother, Greg Bourgeous. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Crews Clean Up Streets, Parks For Earth Day," 2 May 2018 The Bristol trash transfer station also will be closed, but will reopen for normal business hours on Saturday. Courant Community, "New Britain, Bristol City Halls: Closed On Good Friday," 29 Mar. 2018 Lake County made transfer stations an option for the first time in 2009, so that the county would be prepared for a time when the landfills were at capacity and no new landfills were possible, Willis said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "With lawsuits already filed over Zion landfill odor, residents wary of possible expansion," 7 June 2018 South Windsor officials are looking at ways to improve the recycling of glass collected at the curbside and at the transfer station. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "South Windsor Considering Separating Glass From Its Recycling Stream," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of transfer station

1969, in the meaning defined above

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