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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2018 - 07:08 PM

My MTD 1200 had problems this spring and I finally fixed them yesterday. I mowed the yard but was left with a lot of hay. I went to our transfer station to get rid of our trash and catch up on the Town news. I also got a heavy duty pallet from the swap shed. I pulled a nice 8" wheel and tire from a bin.  While talking to the operator, a woman came up with a new in the box 4' florescent light fixture that became mine. Then a guy with a trailer pulled in and I acquired a nice Brinley lawn sweeper and a taping bench. This all bearly fit in the van but I made it home. The sweeper will clean the lawn. The tire(which is still holding air) is needed on my log splitter. The light is needed in my garage. The taping bench should help when I do some painting later this year. It never fails to surprise me when I find what I need at the transfer station. Good Luck, Rick

 

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Posted June 12, 2018 - 07:16 PM

One mans trash - another mans treasurer.  Looks like you scored out A + +


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Posted June 12, 2018 - 07:25 PM

nice score!


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Posted June 12, 2018 - 07:35 PM

Left to get rid of trash came back with trash!

Kidding but that's what my wife would say
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Posted June 12, 2018 - 07:36 PM

Sweeper works on the leaves also. Have one just like it.
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Posted June 12, 2018 - 09:31 PM

Around here, no such facility.  Stuff goes right in the dump & covered every day.  You are lucky!


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Posted June 13, 2018 - 02:33 PM

What's this??

 

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Posted June 13, 2018 - 03:15 PM

What's this??

 

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A freebie Broadmoor that I picked up a couple of months ago. Going to use it for parts to fix up the other one I have. Look up the thread from when I got it. Strange wheel weights on the back. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 13, 2018 - 04:09 PM

Looks like you have alot of projects
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Posted June 13, 2018 - 08:40 PM

Okay, explain "Transfer Station" to me!  Thought diff name for dump, but now maybe not??? S'plain it!


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Posted June 13, 2018 - 09:02 PM

Okay, explain "Transfer Station" to me! Thought diff name for dump, but now maybe not??? S'plain it!


It's a place in between, garbage trucks unload and it's then sorted to recycle or landfill. other trucks then haul it away.

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Posted June 13, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Transfer stations are used to keep the collection trucks from driving all the way to the landfill. Then they use tractors with dump trailers to move the garbage to the landfill. It keeps the $500,000 refuse trucks collecting trash and not running back and forth to the landfill.

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Posted June 14, 2018 - 06:52 PM

Okay, explain "Transfer Station" to me!  Thought diff name for dump, but now maybe not??? S'plain it!

Our transfer station is for residents with light vehicles only. The commercial garbage trucks take their loads directly to the incinerator about 15 miles away. Our transfer station separates the waste into the following categories:  household garbage, recycling(cans, bottles, plastics, paper, and cardboard), bulky waste (most items that don't fit into the other categories), scrap metal, electronics, refrigeration, and waste fluids. Each category has its own collection container. A contractor removes the container when it is full. The town gets paid for the scrap metal and recyclables. This is the least expensive way for CT towns to get rid of waste. Most of the landfills were forced to close in the 1980s and 1990s by the Dept. of Environmental Protection. We have a garbage burning power generation plant about 15 miles away and a waste wood burning power plant about 20 miles away. We had a tire burning plant but it closed. 

 

At one corner of the center is a shed to collect waste oil and antifreeze. Attached to it is the "swap shed". If you have something useable that you don't want, put it into the swap shed. If you want something in there, take it. Shop lifting is encouraged and it has a no question return policy. It is amazing what people put into the shed. One day I got a tool box with 6 new in the box air tools(including a 1/2" impact wrench). The guy told me that they were his FILs' and he had just passed away. This guy had no intention of ever getting his hands dirty so the tools were of no value to him. I thanked him and told him that they were going to a good home and would be exercised regularly.

 

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Posted June 14, 2018 - 07:34 PM

Our landfill is a transfer station now. When I was a kid it was a real land fill. Now you back up to a ledge and throw your stuff down into a tractor trailer. They have a compactor above the trailer.

It's gotten expensive. For 5 years or so it always cost me 15 bucks for my ranger piled full. Last time it was 20.25 for the same load! They want 20 dollars extra for beds...




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