A smattering of residents and Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) members heard big plans on Monday night from Casella Resource Solutions to establish a trash transfer station at its property in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park that would bring 650 tons of trash every day into the Town to be unloaded and trucked out to a landfill.
Casella has already operated a recycling facility in two buildings since the 1990s, but said it is largely underutilized and the company sees a tremendous need and business opportunity for a solid waste trash transfer station. The facility would largely operate, company officials said, in the night hours and would use Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue as access points.
It would add 80 truck trips per day to what is already 140 truck trips that are brought to the recycling facility. In all, the proposal would put a total of 220 truck trips to the Casella facility for recycling and trash hauling.