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 In addition to the Africatown grant, the city of Bessemer got $300,000 to assess cleanup opportunities in its downtown area, and Dothan received $297,000 to clean up an old electrical transfer station. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "EPA grants to help clean up pollution in Africatown, Dothan and Bessemer," 14 May 2020 McDonald's LinkedIn profile states he was employed since May 2019 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of both entities, including a sewage collection system, municipal solid waste transfer station and closed landfills. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "St. Clair Shore mayor poised to get $114,000-a-year job in authority he helps oversee," 1 May 2020 Kickel estimated the rate would be $35 to $40 a ton to run the individual packers to Rumpke’s private transfer station in Broadview Heights. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Cleveland Heights Finance Committee reviews Refuse & Recycling Task Force findings," 3 Mar. 2020 City officials also made their case for keeping the municipal transfer station, located off Mayfield Road behind the City Service Department. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Cleveland Heights Finance Committee reviews Refuse & Recycling Task Force findings," 3 Mar. 2020 The changes, supporters say, should also ease traffic and the stench from transfer stations, the way-station dumps where commercial trucks take waste to be sorted and reloaded into the larger vehicles that take it out of the city. Anne Barnard, New York Times, "Taming the ‘Wild West’ of New York’s Dangerous Private Trash Trucks," 15 Feb. 2020 Last year, the county signed a $95,000 contract with his company, Innovative Wildlife Solutions, to try to manage the garbage birds at the landfill and eight scattered transfer stations. David Gutman, Anchorage Daily News, "Washington county wants to shoot fireworks at trash-bombing eagles," 18 Feb. 2020 In East Williamsburg, CleanUp North Brooklyn sued the owners of a transfer station in 2017, accusing the site of creating a nuisance with odors and traffic. Anne Barnard, New York Times, "Taming the ‘Wild West’ of New York’s Dangerous Private Trash Trucks," 15 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of transfer station

1969, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2020

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“Transfer station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transfer%20station. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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