Waste Transfer Stations
and the Business of Trash
Every week garbage trucks make their routes through the neighborhoods and back alleys of America. Through big cities, small towns and rural areas, workers pick up the garbage and haul it away. Where does all that garbage go? Years ago it was hauled directly to the landfill. However, to be more cost-effective, trash is now taken to a waste transfer station. These stations take the waste brought in from local collection trucks, sort and compact it, and then load it onto larger vehicles such as a tractor-trailer truck, or even a train or barge. From there, the waste continues to its final destination such as a landfill, an incinerator or other waste-to-energy plant, or a recycling center. Waste transfer stations significantly reduce the transportation cost and environmental impact of moving trash from homes and businesses to the landfill.
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Southern Waste would like you to visit out State-of-the-art transfer station is located at 490 Volunteer Court in the Coffee County Industrial Park behind the Sheriff ’s Office and jail. A transfer station is a facility where municipal solid waste is unloaded and briefly held while it is reloaded onto larger long distance transport vehicles for shipment to landfills or other treatment/disposal facilities. No waste remains in the facility at the end of each day. By combining loads of several individual waste collection trucks into single shipments, communities reduce overall truck traffic, air pollution, energy use and road wear and tear. This improves the environment and saves our community money by lowering the cost of solid waste management systems. The new transfer station will be an asset to our community by lowering solid waste disposal costs and providing long term employment opportunities for years to come.
Rennie Bell, Director of Coffee County Solid Waste, is “confident the citizens of Coffee County will see significant savings with the addition of this modem and reputably operated transfer station.” Landon Richardson, owner of Richardson Waste Removal and a customer of Southern Waste, is “thrilled with the new station. There are no wait times and the service is highly professional. I’m able to utilize my trucks and drivers much more efficiently.” The general public is welcome to bring their nonhazardous waste to the station Monday - Friday from 6:30am -4:00pm.
For more information call Southern Waste at (931 ) 450-1020