Waste Transfer Stations

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Abstract

tion and transport is usually the most costly part of any waste management system; and when waste is transported over a considerable distance or for a long time, transferring the waste from the collection vehicles to more efficient transportation may be economically beneficial. This involves a transfer station where the transfer takes place. These stations may also be accessible by private people, offering flexibility to the waste system, including facilities for bulky waste, household hazardous waste and recyclables. Waste transfer may also take place on the collection route from small satellite collection vehicles to large compacting vehicles that cannot effectively travel small streets and alleys within the inner city or in residential communities with narrow roads. However, mobile transfer is not dealt with in this chapter, which focuses on stationary transfer stations. This chapter describes the main features of waste transfer stations, including some considerations about the economical aspects on when transfer is advisable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Waste Technology and Management
VolumeVolume 1. Chapter 6.4
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex, UK
PublisherWiley
Publication date2011
Pages311-318
ISBN (Print)978-1-405-17517-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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