Waste Transportation and Transfer Station

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Handbook of Environmental Engineering: Solid Waste Engineering and Management: Volume 1


Municipal solid waste includes various types of complex waste predominantly from the residential, commercial, institution, and industrial collections. Waste collection and transport operation has now become a primary challenge requiring a regular response from the waste service provider. Transfer stations usually act as spaces for the waste collector to discharge their load before reloading it into a large vehicle for long-haulage waste transportation. Besides, a transfer station also plays a critical role that directly links the waste collection stream to the waste treatment facilities or final disposal site. The main issues and challenges to strengthen the efficiency of municipal solid waste transport and transfer operation are discussed in this chapter. These elements could aid to improve the sustainable and efficient total waste management system that could induce the balances of anaesthetic and a pleasant environment.