Definitions for "Transfer station"
Keywords:  landfill, tractor, truck, dispose, haul
a facility that serves as a processing point between waste collection and the landfill. Sorters examine the waste and retrieve recyclable materials. Recyclables are then processed accordingly and the remaining waste is loaded onto tractor trailers and hauled to the landfill. The public is also welcome to dispose of waste and recyclables at these facilities.
A conveniently located collection point for a communitys solid waste. Waste is consolidated into fewer, larger loads and hauled to approved disposal or processing facilities.
A facility where waste is taken by small collection vehicles and loaded into larger vehicles for transport to a landfill or incinerator.