Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is replacing the North Transfer Station with a more modern and efficient facility that will meet Seattle's growing needs.
Over the past month, the North Transfer Station construction team completed ADA ramps on N 35th Street, worked on the sound wall on the west side of the building and installed irrigation for the green roof on the recycle building.
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 installing bird netting inside the Tipping and Recycle/Reuse buildings and pouring pervious concrete pavement for the Carr Place and Woodlawn open spaces.
The construction team will:
Deliver and install furniture.
Install customer payment computers and equipment.
Begin testing of scale plaza automated traffic control systems.
Train staff on building management systems and HVAC systems.
Complete electrical and lighting work throughout the station.
Continue installation of the fitness stations along N 35th Street and Woodlawn Ave N.
Continue compactor testing in the Tipping Building.
Continue work and landscaping at Carr Place and Woodlawn open spaces.
Continue station inspections.
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.