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Transfer Station Traffic Stays Heavy

Patience continues to be urged if you want to use the McCourtney Road Transfer Station, especially for the holiday season. But Nevada County Solid Waste Program Manager David Garcia says residents could still do a better job of pre-sorting and prepping their recyclables to reduce the wait times and traffic backups…

click to listen to David Garcia

Waste Management also has guidelines posted on what can and cannot be recycled. Meanwhile, Garcia says the expansion project is still in the planning stages. He says the Transfer Station has seen a 75-percent traffic increase since 2016…

click to listen to David Garcia

The existing Public Receiving Area provides only eight unloading bays. The new facility will include up to 24 bays. Garcia says there will also be a new plaza that will double the number of scales to four and accomodate a 50-percent increase in vehicle flow, without causing backups. But he says because of the lengthy permitting process and environmental documentation, construction won’t begin until late next year or early 2022.

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