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.
Good Luck, Rick