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Mass. Town Upgrading Transfer Station

Mass. Town Upgrading Transfer Station

A transfer station in Taunton, Mass., that was damaged by snow and ice 14 months ago is getting an upgrade that will expand the facility’s recycling capabilities.

The Taunton Daily Gazette has the report:

The WeCare facility, since its inception, has functioned less as a bona fide, single-stream materials recovery facility and more as a “transfer station,” where trash is dumped and then shipped out to disposal facilities to be sorted and processed for sale.

But with the installation within the next two weeks of a “separator,” which recognizes one type of trash from another, and a baling machine, which will pack the finished product into tight, easily transportable bales, the site finally will function as a one-stop-drop materials recovery facility.

Up until now, Gregory said, mounds of cardboard, glass, paper and plastic have been loaded by backhoe onto his hauling trucks and driven north to a facility at the Port of Albany in New York.

“That’s coming to an end,” he said.

Read the full story here.

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