Waste transfer station in Cape to temporarily close for repairs

Friday, July 11, 2003

When the Cape Girardeau transfer station closes for repairs from July 17 through July 28, Cape Girardeau individuals who haul their own garbage will temporarily have to dump it in Jackson.

The transfer station, located at 2500 S. Sprigg St., will close at 3:45 p.m. July 17 and will reopen at 7 a.m. July 28. The backup station will be the transfer station of Jackson, located at 2003 Lee Ave.

Both stations are drop-off points for waste before it is taken to landfills.

The closing should not affect many people, said Pam Sander, solid waste coordinator at the Public Works Department in Cape Girardeau, since commercial and private haulers are the primary business at the Cape Girardeau station.

Adjusting to prices

However, individuals who plan to haul debris will need to adjust to prices and what materials are accepted.

The Cape Girardeau station accepts several large items, including roofing materials, furniture, appliances and yard debris, Sander said. It does not accept hazardous materials, motor oils and vehicle parts. Rates are $35.39 per ton and any weight under one ton is then pro-rated.

The Jackson station does not accept yard materials, large appliances, hazardous materials, oils and car parts, said officials at the Jackson station's main office, Lemons Waste in Dexter, Mo. Large appliances can be taken to a recycling center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Rates are $10 for up to 500 pounds and $36 for one ton.

The temporary decree that allowed the Jackson station to accept yard debris following the May 6 tornado has been lifted, officials said.

The primary repair on Cape Girardeau's station will be pouring concrete on the tipping floor, where vehicles pull in to dump and load waste materials, Sander said. Also, the walls of the loading tunnels will be improved to reduce the amount of debris that falls between the storage containers and the loading tunnel, which will make cleanup of the stray debris easier.


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