transfer station


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

Examples of transfer station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Republic trash trucks pick up municipal waste and deliver it to transfer stations, including one in Anaheim, where green waste and materials that can be recycled are separated out. Kevin Smith, Orange County Register, 1 Feb. 2024 Two law enforcement officials briefed on the case told the Globe that investigators recovered a hacksaw and blood evidence in trash at the Peabody transfer station. Dugan Arnett,, 12 Jan. 2023 The construction company would also build the facility, which will be an extension of the city’s current solid waste transfer station on Elkins Way. Judith Prieve, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 Half the trackers launched last pinged at landfills or trash incinerators, while seven stopped pinging at transfer stations that do not recycle, sort, or transfer plastic bags to recycling facilities, and six last pinged at the store where they were dropped off and hadn't been heard from in months. Evan Simon, ABC News, 4 Dec. 2023 More than 900 of them gather Gaza’s solid waste and haul it to transfer stations, paid $300 for seven-hour shifts. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 Six counties would use the transfer station, and the county says the plan would help manage waste in response to growth in the area and reduce overhead costs. Mary Helene Hall |, al, 19 Sep. 2023 Late last month, Anchorage opened a new 150-bed mass shelter at the city's old waste transfer station administration building. CBS News, 11 Nov. 2023 The free-use days apply to the borough’s main landfill near Palmer as well as eight transfer stations located throughout the region. Amy Bushatz, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transfer station was in 1969

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“Transfer station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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