Transfer station (waste management)

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This article is about the waste management facilities. For rail transfer stations, see Interchange station.
Mavis Valley Transfer Station in East Dunbartonshire

A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste. Transfer stations are often used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles. These larger vehicles will transport the waste to the end point of disposal in an incinerator, landfill, or hazardous waste facility, or for recycling

Transfer stations are sometimes colocated with material recovery facilities and with localized mechanical biological treatment systems to remove recyclable items from the waste stream.

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