The City Commission of Lakeland, Fla. announced it will be moving forward on plans to build a solid waste transfer station in the area.

February 22, 2024

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The City Commission of Lakeland, Fla. announced it will be moving forward on plans to build a solid waste transfer station in the area.

The facility is expected to help save on wear and tear on the city’s garbage and recycling trucks. The 20,000-square-foot facility will be used to collect and sort garbage before compacting and loading it into large containers to be carried by semi-trucks to the Polk County landfill.

Gene Ginn, Solid Waste and Recycling Manager explained that the transfer station will keep the 55 garbage and recycling trucks out of the Polk County Landfill, an area that he says causes nearly $150,000 in damages to the city’s fleet each year.

Ginn continued to mention that it’s not just damage that is the worry, sometimes trucks will sink into the landfill and need to be pulled out. Trucks have also suffered punctured tires, ripped-off transmissions, and broken springs on drive shafts.

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