New Solid Waste Authority Transfer Station Will Lower Your Bill
On Friday June 24, 2011, the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Southwest County Transfer Station took place. The facility is located in Boynton Beach south of Boynton Beach Blvd. on the East side of Route 441. Residents and businesses within the immediate service area of this facility, which includes west Delray, will realize a 15% rate reduction. Residential customers will recognize this savings on their annual property tax statement which will be prorated from the facility opening day.
The transfer station campus includes a 90,000 square foot transfer station with attached administrative building and a 42,250 square foot floor with six open-top holes where below, tractor trailers await the trash which is pushed into the hole by huge moving equipment (see photo left)
Concerning the environment and hazardous wastes, there is an expected reduction in fuel consumption of 700,000 gallons per year and a reduction of 15 million pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as a result of the opening of this facility. Also, an area will soon be available for acceptance of batteries and other consumer wastes among them fluids such as oil and paint.
For a spectacular aerial view of the facility and more SWA Transfer Station Facts, click on the following: