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Park Board "transfer station" clarification

Friday, June 4, 2004

There is no transfer station for heavy trash items at Craig Park. Apparently terminology used at the Wednesday night Park Board meeting regarding the use of dumpsters at Craig Park was unintentionally used incorrectly.

According to Janet Reed, executive director of the Clay/Owen/Vigo Solid Waste Management District, a transfer station is a waste facility that has to be permitted by the state. That's where trash is taken from one container such as a truck to another container, perhaps another truck. Reed said the Solid Waste District has never operated a transfer station.

"We don't handle waste ourselves and we don't accept trash, only recyclables," Reed said.

One day only, twice a year, Solid Waste District has a white good collection day and a heavy trash day. On those days collected items are taken to the Clay County highway garage.

Reed explained that the only time the Solid Waste District has had any dealings with Craig Park was when the county started working on the new jail and they had to relocate their recycling drop-off container for county residents.

"Mayor Arthur was nice enough to let us use Craig Park until we can find a permanent location," Reed said. "That container is still there but will be moved June 21. It's going to be at Water Works Road and Central Avenue on the southwest corner."

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