Solid Waste Transfer Station
Residents and haulers are allowed to bring their garbage and recyclables to the transfer station. The transfer station only functions as a holding area for the materials. The garbage is kept separate from the recyclables and once enough garbage is collected to fill a tractor-trailer, the garbage is loaded into the tractor-trailer and shipped to a regulated landfill for disposal. The recyclables are handled in a similar manner in that they are loaded into a tractor-trailer and shipped to a recycling facility for processing.
How to prepare your materials prior to coming to the transfer station
Preparing your materials for disposal at the transfer station is easy and doesn’t require a lot of work. The main thing to remember is to keep your garbage separate from your recyclables. Using separate bags for your garbage and recyclables is the easiest way to keep them separate. Please don’t use the Tribe’s blue bags to dispose of your garbage at the transfer station; you may use your own bags if you bring your garbage to the transfer station. Please prepare your recyclables according to the Tribe’s recycling guide.
What to do when you come to the transfer station
The most important thing to remember when you come to the transfer station is to follow directions on the signs and any directions that the attendants at the transfer station give you. The Tribe is concerned for your safety and wants to ensure that your experience at the transfer station is positive and safe.
When you enter the transfer station you will see on the left hand side of the driveway the recycling depot. This is where you can drop off your recyclables. If that was all you had to drop off, you can turn your vehicle around and leave the same gate you came in. No need to go to the transfer station window, recyclables are free to drop off.
If you have garbage to drop off, you will continue on, and come to a stop on the scales. The scale house operator will measure the weight of your vehicle and then signal you to move forward. You will then proceed to the top of the hill. This is where you will see two large Transtor containers. Drop your garbage into the large containers. Once you have completed the disposal of your garbage proceed to down the hill and stop on the scales. Your vehicle will get weighed again. After your vehicle is weighed, please proceed to the transfer station window. The scale house operator will let you know your tipping fee.