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Both sides of the street.  The collection is made on both sides of
the street when the streets are narrow, lightly traveled, one-way,
or when bulk containers are used and have to be mechanically
handled.
3.1.8
Transfer Stations
3.1.8.1  Transfer facilities are intermediate locations for gathering
waste.
These facilities shall be considered when:
1.
access to small but restricted-access military bases must be
limited
2.
disposal sites are greater than 10 miles from the collection
routes
3.
small-capacity collection trucks (under 20 yd3) are used
4.
medium-sized containers for collection of wastes from industrial
activities are used extensively.
3.1.8.2  A solid waste transfer system becomes economical when the
overall cost of transfer station construction/operation and waste haul to the
disposal site in transfer vehicles is less than the cost of direct haul in
collection vehicles.
3.1.8.3  Solid waste transfer is not required at some bases since the
distance from the collection areas to the disposal site is generally short
(e.g., less than 5 miles).  In some instances, however, the disposal site
might be located at a remote onsite location or at an off-base regional
facility.  In those cases a transfer system could prove economical.
3.1.8.4  Some bases use transfer stations near their entry gates.
Base personnel are used to collect solid waste and deliver it to the transfer
stations.  Contractors then transport wastes from the main gate to a disposal
site.  When collection routes are complicated or waste generation rates
fluctuate from week to week, this concept minimizes retraining problems if
contractors are changed.  It also allows "on call" garbage collection since
base personnel are generally more readily available than contractor personnel.
3.1.8.5  The state regulations applying to transfer stations vary
greatly.  Permitting is always required, but some states treat transfer
stations procedurally the same as landfills and incinerators.  Others are much
more lenient.  Permitting requirements shall be studied thoroughly before a
decision is made to set up a transfer station.
3.1.9 Scrap Recycling
3.1.9.1  DoD 4160.21-H, Defense Scrap Yard Handbook, outlines
practical, cost-effective methods for the recovery and recycling of scrap
(defined as personal property that has been discarded and which appears to
have no value except for its basic material content).
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