Nogales waste transfer station to open this month

Monday, October 17, 2011

A US$2.36mn waste transfer station in Mexican city Nogales, Sonora state, is due to start operations later this month.

Construction of the transfer station was financed by the North American Development Bank (NADB) and will allow sufficient waste handling capacity for the next 18 to 20 years, the bank said in a release.

Equipment for the station is currently being installed and, once complete, will allow the facility to handle 345t of waste per day.

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The transfer station is nearer to the city's landfill than existing waste transfer facilities and is expected to reduce transfer times and transport costs, according to the release.

NADB has also provided a US$1mn grant to expand the Nogales landfill, part of which is now at full capacity. Garbage is currently being dumped in a temporary location until a new cell can be built.

Work should take eight months to complete, after which the temporary dump will be closed.