Simcoe County to proceed with transfer stations estimated to
cost $6 million
Simcoe County councillors approved in committee this morning pushing
forward with designing three transfer stations at sites in Bradford,
Midland, and Stayner at a cost of $185,000 to coincide with the move to
biweekly garbage and recycling collection.
The transfer stations, which will include enclosed buildings, are
estimated to cost approximately $2 million each and planned to be
operating by November 2021 when the new collection contract takes
The rotating collections - organics (green bin) remains weekly - are
expected to generate double the quantity filling trucks up before
they're finished routes and will have to empty before resuming.
the County is geographically large, using one central transfer station
would cause significant off-route time; increasing costs for
collections and possibly increasing the likelihood of the route not
being completed," according to the report to council. "To assist
collections, transfer stations situated
closer to where collections are occurring are required in order to
support the collection contractor in discharging garbage, recycling and
organics, and return to complete their route in a timely manner."
Biweekly schedule begins the week of Feb. 3 and collectors will
continue to off-load at the transfer station in Barrie.
Bradford mayor Rob Keffer, who asked why buildings were required, was
told garbage, recycling, and organics materials had to be covered at
the end of each day.
"We want to be good neighbours," said Rob McCullough, director of solid