Transfer station (waste management)

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Mavis Valley Transfer Station in East Dunbartonshire

A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste, often called Waste Transfer Stations, or Material Recycling Facilities (MFU). 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 material recovery facilities.

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