SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Department is getting some much-needed help to improve trash service and curb illegal dumping. The city broke ground on a new $13.5 million transfer station located at 5711 Neches Street in Northeast Houston.
The 24,200 sq. ft. facility will be able to process up to 1,000 tons of municipal solid waste on a daily basis, improve the department’s operation, reduce the environmental impacts of route collection vehicles, and enhance the service delivery of curbside collection.
Solid waste director Mark Wilfalk said the station will also save waste truck drivers more time when it comes to disposing trash. “Once those trucks fill up, they usually have to drive a few good little ways to go to a landfill to drop them off,” he said. “The purpose of this transfer station will allow these trucks to come here, drop their low back and then return to their routes in a more efficient time manner – and also will have better route coverage as well.”