During the North Transfer Station construction, please use the new South Transfer Station facility at 130 South Kenyon Street in South Park.
Over the past month, the North Transfer Station construction team finished landscaping throughout the station, installed customer payment computers and equipment, and completed testing of the scale plaza automated traffic control systems.
Over the next few weeks, the construction team plans to:
Work on electrical and lighting features throughout the station.
Conduct final testing of compactors in the Tipping Building.
Complete remaining safety items at Carr Place open space.
Add necessary striping to the sport court at Woodlawn open space.
Complete remaining work arising from station inspections.
Heat cycle compactor hydraulic systems to improve pipe fitment.
Integrate testing of traffic signals, traffic gates, revenue collections, and automated rollup doors.
Train station staff on new equipment.
Project goals and benefits
At the new facility, customers will find the following amenities that will improve upon current services.
Better customer safety
The new facility will have flat floors for unloading and sorting. Without an open pit, customers are safer and less at risk of slips and falls.
More capacity and efficiency
The new facility will have dedicated space to process more recycling. Residential and commercial haulers will use separate entrances to improve traffic flow and customer safety.
Less odor and noise
The new facility will include more covered and enclosed spaces, a better ventilation system, automated rolling access doors, and entrance and exits designed to minimize noise in the neighborhood. These improvements will reduce the odor and noise coming from the new facility.
Space to create community
East of the new facility, SPU will create an open space(pdf) that will include a play area for children, a sports court, an open play field, walkways, static exercise stations, and art installations.