transfer station


Definition of 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 An initial idea was to turn the South Meadows plant into a transfer station, where waste would be transferred from local collector to interstate haulers. Tom Condon, Hartford Courant, 4 May 2022 Work is underway on relocating the gas-transfer station, and it should be done by year end, Schoen said., 22 June 2022 Police who had conducted an eight-hour search of medical refuse at Republic Waste transfer station on Howard Avenue in Roxbury followed up with another search of the site based on the pathologist’s comments. Globe Staff,, 23 June 2022 Norfolk plans to use the transfer station to move materials like ethanol, oil or other commodities from train cars into trucks, pipelines or storage tanks, DeGraff said. J.d. Capelouto, ajc, 25 Nov. 2020 The Fourth Avenue subway station is at the core of the neighborhood’s sizable Latin American community, as well as a major transfer station for commuters across Brooklyn. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 Three structures on the Ferry Street side, including the transfer station, will remain for adaptive reuse, said Tyrone Clifton, director of the Detroit Building Authority. Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2022 And every other week, the 27-year-old dutifully packed up the recyclables into his own car, on his own time, and dropped them off at a transfer station 20 minutes away. Ashley Fetters Maloy, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 The job of the vendor will be to haul the recyclables from the transfer station to the vendor’s material-recovery facility where items will be separated and baled for sale to processors.. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transfer station

1969, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Transfer station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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