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Transfer Station, Convenience Center grand opening set

Henderson County will dedicate the improved landfill and recycling operation on Stoney Mountain Road with a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3.

Modifications to the transfer station include a new scale house, new incoming and outgoing scales and a new entrance that eliminates traffic backing up on Stoney Mountain Road.


The convenience center is now a separate facility used only for residential recycling, not commercial. Before the change, residents had to navigate around garbage trucks dumping their loads and tractor-trailers carrying away garbage to the out-of-state destination on a dusty or muddy roadway.

All recycling at the fully paved convenience center is free to Henderson County residents through our bag for bag program. With this program you can dispose of household trash at no charge if it is accompanied with recycling (one bag of recyclable materials for one bag of household trash).

The modifications to the transfer station and the construction of the convenience center were all paid for with solid waste revenues. No citizen tax dollars were spend on this project.

"These facilities are up to a standard that the citizens deserve and have deserved for a long time. The new facilities are both safe and efficient," county engineer Marcus Jones said in a news release.

The event will include optional tours of the transfer station.