Transfer Station Evaluation Study

The purpose of this transfer station evaluation study is to develop a comparison of the financial and non-financial factors the City should consider when making the decision whether to make improvements to its existing transfer station facility or to build a new transfer station facility adjacent to the existing one.

The transfer station is vital to our community in that it keeps the smaller garbage trucks off of the highway having to travel to the landfill in Creedmoor, just east of Austin. Instead, we are able to load waste from the smaller garbage trucks to large trailers for more efficient hauling, which helps to keep our landfill and transport costs lower.

Our existing transfer station was built in 1984 and permitted in 1985 to serve a population of 16,000 citizens. In 2006, the City updated the current site to provide easier operation of unloading garbage trucks and reloading the materials into transfer trailers. However, now that it has been 11 years since our last site upgrade, our current transfer station needs updating once again to match our area’s growth.

This study will help guide the City of Georgetown as we examine our needs and the expenses of upgrading our existing station, or building a new, more modern facility on the same site.