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Take a Video Tour of the New South Transfer Station

Transfer-Station-blog1The City of Seattle has collected and disposed of trash for over 100 years. In the early days garbage was collected and dumped in local ravines and Puget Sound. See how times have changed with Seattle Public Utilities new South Transfer Station at 130 South Kenyon Street in the South Park area. Watch a video on our new YouTube site.

The new station will serve customers for at least the next 50 years.

Some of its new features include:

  • Larger area to accept different types of waste materials.
  • Reduced dust and odor due to a misting system that removes dust from the air and can be used to reduce odors.
  • A rainwater collection system that stores water in a cistern to be used for washing and irrigation of landscaping.
  • Automated weigh-and-pay station for increased efficiency.
  • Shorter lines, a reduction in wait times, and enough space to prevent back-ups onto public streets.
  • Increased safety inside the station for customers and employees.
  • A separate entrance for garbage trucks for added safety and efficiency.