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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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 Ocean View filed a lawsuit against Rainbow in 2013, alleging that dust and odors from the company’s waste transfer station at 17121 Nichols Lane in Huntington Beach were making students at neighboring schools sick. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "Demolition clears way for new multipurpose room at H.B.'s Oak View Elementary School," 5 July 2018 The highest score was 4.73 for the refuse transfer station. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things taxpayers should know about a recommendation that $60 million is needed to upgrade West Allis city buildings," 28 June 2018 That includes expansion of either existing landfills, the construction of a new landfill or additional transfer stations where garbage is collected by trucks and taken to landfills in the Rockford area, 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 Along with Hunts Point Market, the Bronx became home to dozens of waste-transfer stations—all of which increased truck traffic and exhaust fumes, as well as air contaminants—that were far removed from the city’s thriving downtown neighborhoods. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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