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Transfer Station Expansion Out To Bid

After years of planning and studies, the major expansion of the McCourtney Road Transfer Station is finally moving closer to reality. Nevada County Supervisors have approved a resolution that opens up the bidding for the project. The county’s Solid Waste Program Manager, David Garcia, updated the Board at its Tuesday meeting. He says Waste Management now serves 25-thousand curbside customers. Also another 12-thousand self-haulers, which is one of the highest rates in the North State…

click to listen to David Garcia

Among other benefits, Garcia says the facility will be more able to handle the surge in green waste that’s come in recent years, due mainly to wildfire prevention fuels reduction activities. He also reminded the Board that the Transfer Station is one of the most heavily-regulated in the county, which has slowed the start of construction. And there have also been recent legislative mandates that have affected the design, including separate food waste processing that will soon be required…

click to listen to David Garcia

Garcia says they must also do the upgrade while keeping the Transfer Station open. Construction is scheduled to begin next spring and be completed in the fall of 2023.

 

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