Public Meeting for Future Transfer Station

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The Harrisonburg Department of Public Works will be holding a public meeting to accept feedback from members of the community.

The City is in the process of submitting a permit to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality relative to the construction of a solid waste transfer station. This transfer station will be located where staff operated the former recycling facility, 2055 Beery Road.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6 from 5:00pm until 6:00pm at the Public Works Office, 320 East Mosby Road. This meeting will be in an open format, where the participants will be able to ask questions from city staff and the City’s consultant engineers.

Now that the City has transitioned to the Single Stream Collection Program, the location of the City’s former recycling facility is being repurposed.

The project consists of the construction of a new transfer station. Waste that is collected throughout the city will be deposited on the tipping floor, where it will either be loaded on to a baler that wraps the waste in plastic or directly loaded in to a trailer to be sorted and further processed. It is anticipated that this facility will prepare 50 to 60 tons of waste per day with the potential to process up to 120 tons per day.

Members of the community will have a full 30 days to provide written comments about this project. Written comments can be sent to Charlie Honaker, assistant director of Public Works, by mail at 320 East Mosby Road or by email at

To learn more about the Single Stream Collection Program, visit