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Waste Transfer Station

Waste Transfer Station Hours

Wednesday    Noon - 5:00 pm

Saturday    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scott Erickson: Transfer Station Manager

Phone:  492-3023


Licensed Type II
Address:    8740 N Genes Rd. (off M123 State Hwy)
Property ID 017-016-221-002-00
SEC 21   T49N   R6W       SW ¼ of NW ¼, 40 acres
Given to Township by the State (with reverter restriction #198300)
No water supplies within 1 mile
No homes/structures within 1 mile
No airport
Site is not located near or on a designated historic district or archaeological area.
Site is not near a groundwater recharge area or wellhead protection area.
Site is in compliance with DEQ rules R229.4412 through R299.4416 regarding Type II landfill location restrictions.

Site is not an area defined in Section 32301 of Part 323, Shorelands Protection and Management of Act 451, or in areas of unique habitat as defined by the Department of Natural Resources, Natural Features Inventory.

Waste stream is from Whitefish Township from both East and West on Hwy M123
Refuge removal is contracted with Waste Management of the Eastern U.P.
Single structure:    Manager Office and Compactor cover

Compactor for household refuge - compacts to 40 yards (10-11 ton)
One open top for non-compactable materials - 30 yards (2+ ton)
One open top for [large metal] recycling.  Recycled metal removal is contracted with Troops (Newberry)

One closed trailer for recycling - glass, cans, newspaper, cardboard, plastics
Waste Types Received:
Residential, Commercial, Construction & Demolition
No vehicle or parts thereof unless they can be put into open tops
No motor oil or antifreeze

Site Size:
Total area of facility property                 40 acres
Total area sited for use                         <1 acre
Estimated lifetime                                 unlimited
Estimated days open per year                104
Estimated yearly disposal volume           120+ tons
Stump and brush debris is chipped and removed by Zellars (Newberry)
No annual energy production
No landfill gas recovery
No waste-to-energy incinerators

The current facilities are consistent with proven technologies.
Whitefish Township by policy charges a fair fee to all within the service area.
Access to the transfer facility (Genes Road) is an all-season road off of State Hwy M123.

Whitefish Township is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

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