Norfolk to unveil redesigned transfer station

The public will be seeing a safer, more environmentally friendly waste transfer station in Simcoe.Norfolk County Public Works will unveil a completely redesigned drop-off station on May 14 at 1 p.m.Construction on the $1.1 million project began last year and opens just in time for the county’s $16 days, which allow residents to dispose of up to two metric tons of waste per day.The station was designed by Walker Environmental based in Niagara Falls and allows for the separation of more material and gives users a safer drop-off area.“The re-designed drop off area has received positive feedback by users thus far,” said  Merissa Bokla, Norfolk’s supervisor of waste management,  in a press release. “It allows for better traffic flow, the separation of additional materials and a safer drop off area for residents. We hope that residents enjoy using the site.”Norfolk’s station in South Walsingham underwent a $650,000 redesign last July.Both stations will be available May 13 to 18 for $16 days. The Simcoe location (164 Fourteenth Street) is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.The South Walsingham station (1180 3rd Concession, Port Rowan) is currently operating on winter hours until the Victoria Day long week-end – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Accepted items include sofas, couches, desks, chairs, tables, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, stoves, and microwaves.Items not accepted include farm machinery, electronics, tires, paint cans, and automotive parts.For the entire list, visit norfolkcounty.ca/living/garbage-and-recycling/furniture-and-appliance-program.

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