What is a Transfer Station?
A transfer station in waste terminology is a location that facilitates the intermediary transport trash as opposed to people. Our transfer station serves to temporarily store refuse (trash disposed in the black bin) collected throughout the City before a larger truck is ready to pick it up and transport it for the long haul to the nearest landfill (as the City's own landfills are all closed, the destinations are private landfills). In 2004, the City of Los Angeles purchased Central L.A. Recycling & Transfer Station (CLARTS) from its previous owner. As the recycling operations done at the facility have ceased, the City continues to operate the facility as a transfer station.
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