1431 17th Ave
Open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The Transfer Station was opened in the year 2000 after the closing of the solid waste landfill. The Transfer Station accepts almost all solid waste generated in McPherson County, both commercial and residential. Materials unloaded at the Transfer station ultimately get transferred to another location for further processing or permanent disposal.
There are several designated areas at the Transfer Station for unloading debris. Those areas include a recycling area, a bin for tires, bins for scrap metal and most large appliances, bins for construction and demolition materials, an area for unloading of yard materials, an area for general trash, an area for used bikes and bike parts, and an area for drop off of Freon using items. Customers will be requested to separate their load at the facility if they are hauling more than one type of item. There is staff at the Station to assist in the correct placement of the material.
- The Utility encourages our residents to recycle for the benefit of the environment. Materials recycled at the facility include glass, corrugated cardboard, tin cans, aluminum cans, several types of plastic, magazines, office paper, and newspaper. For more information regarding these services please refer to our Recycling page.
- You may dispose of up to 4 residential vehicle (such as pickup, car, van, and motorcycle) tires per trip with no charge. Additional tires disposed of in a single trip will have a small per tire charge.
- Tires other than residential vehicle tires will have a charge depending on size and vehicle they are off of.
- Metal received is picked up by a company that recycles the metal. It is important that no trash, wood, plastic or any material other than metal be placed in the metal boxes.
- Materials not accepted in the metal bins:
- Automotive gas tanks or fuel containers of any kind.
- Motorcycle, car, truck, and tractor, bodies, frames or parts.
- Closed drums or containers of any size, including paint cans.
- Burn barrel material.
- Water softener tanks or conditioners.
- Microwave ovens and other small appliances
- Metal doors or metal frame doors with plastic, fiberglass, or glass.
- Propane or Freon cylinders or bottles.
- Large quantities of C&D should be taken to the C&D Landfill. Small quantities may be placed in the C&D box at the Transfer Station. The Transfer Station is not equipped to allow truck dumping in the construction/demolition containers. If you have a C&D load you wish to dump, it must be taken to the Landfill.
- Accepted C&D material:
- Untreated wood and sawdust.
- Motor vehicle window glass
- Concrete and other masonry products.
- Roofing material-shingle wrappers ok.
- Soil-no petroleum impacted.
- Wall or floor covering.
- Plaster and drywall.
- Plumbing fixtures.
- Non-asbestos insulation from construction or demolition projects.
- Items NOT accepted as C&D:
- Garbage. No trash or garbage from the construction or demolition work site. No lunch or break items like pop cans or fast food paper waste. No cardboard or paper.
- Drums or containers. No paint cans or buckets, caulking tubes, drywall buckets, tar buckets or cans.
- For more information on Construction and Demolition disposal please refer to our Landfill page link
- The Transfer Station maintains an area for composting that accepts yard waste and other organic material that can be chipped or shredded, or made into compost. There are separate piles for materials such as grass and leaves, which are composted, and branches and other, woodier materials, which are chipped. This helps save valuable landfill space and produces a product we can all benefit from. For more information on Composting please refer to our Recycling page.
- Items that cannot be recycled may be disposed of at the transfer station.
- Certain items however, may not be disposed of with other refuse. Please refer to our Household Hazardous Waste page.
- The Utility has designated an area at the Transfer Station for residents to dispose of their used bikes. The Utility is working in conjunction with the local VFW group to recycle these items. The bikes are refurbished by prisoners at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility and given to those in need.
- Due to the environmentally damaging properties of Freon, items that used Freon must be disposed of separately. There is a small per item fee on all Freon based items due to the special handling required.
- Common Freon items include, but are not limited to, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.