REPLACEMENT OF THE SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION COMPACTOR
The Collierville solid waste transfer station compactor located at 450 E. South Street is a compactor utilized for transferring material from the Town’s automated garbage trucks into trailers that are transported from the transfer station to the landfill located in Walnut, MS. Approximately 75 tons are transferred through the solid waste transfer station on an average day.
The previous solid waste transfer station compactor was installed in 1989 and was in need of replacement. During a minor rehabilitation project in 2016, staff noted that many of the structural members had excessive rust and showed signs of significant structural fatigue beyond what could be repaired and it was determined the compactor would need to be replaced. In May of 2017 the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the replacement of the compactor.
To ensure the replacement of the compactor took place with minimal impact on solid waste collection operations, the compactor replacement was scheduled during the Labor Day holiday weekend allowing four days for the removal of the existing compactor and installation of the new compactor without affecting weekly collection routes. The installation of the new compactor was completed two days ahead of schedule and under budget. Following installation, staff found that the newly installed compactor was four times faster compacting than the exsisting compactor and one-third larger allowing faster unload times for garbage trucks improving collection efficiency for the Sanitation Division.
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