Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is replacing the North Transfer Station with a more modern and efficient facility that will meet Seattle's growing needs. The station is expected to open at the end of November 2016.
During the North Transfer Station construction, please use the new South Transfer Station facility at 130 South Kenyon Street in South Park.
In the coming weeks, the North Transfer Station construction team will continue to:
Complete installation of lighting features in the Administration Building.
Install and program a card reader to the Administration Building elevator.
Complete flood testing and the installation of a sediment trap in the Tipping Building.
Complete remaining safety items and inspections at Carr Place open space.
Complete remaining work arising from station inspections.
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.