transfer station

noun

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 Trash goes to a private waste-transfer station, also in the Bronx, which charges about $100 a ton to accept garbage. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "NYC Trash Hauler Makes Big Bet to Keep on Trucking," 28 Jan. 2020 Before 2012 Cudahy operated a transfer station and leased a compactor. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Despite public outcry, Cudahy officials OK mayor's plan restricting access to the dump," 23 Dec. 2019 Related Articles If a municipality allows deer disposal curbside or at a transfer station, the carcass should be double bagged. Eric Lindquist, Twin Cities, "Wisconsin DNR to collect deer heads from hunters for chronic wasting disease testing in Eau Claire area," 22 Nov. 2019 To show solidarity, many residents are throwing their trash bags in their cars and heading to the transfer station themselves, the Patriot Ledger reported. BostonGlobe.com, "South Shore trash strike enters its fifth week - The Boston Globe," 24 Sep. 2019 Recycle the old oil at a local transfer station, car-repair shop, or auto-parts store. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower Before You Stow It Away," 11 Sep. 2019 Other capital priorities will be a new roof at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building and more repairs to the city's refuse and recycling transfer station. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Shaker Heights realizes some Vision Fund revenues for upcoming budget," 20 Aug. 2019 The transfer station would be open one day a month for residents to bring in bulky items including leaves, brush, mattresses, electronic devices, and tires. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Curbside Pickup Question Heads To Ballot," 15 July 2019 Eversource owns a gas transfer station next door, and BioMed has been talking with the utility about relocating the station elsewhere and buying that land. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Long-vacant Kendall Square lot may finally be developed," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of transfer station

1969, in the meaning defined above

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1 Feb 2020

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“Transfer station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transfer%20station. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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