Salem Transfer Station

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  • Address: Rattlesnake Ledge Rd, Salem, CT 06420
  • GPS: 41.5058599,-72.2659519
  • Phone: (860) 859-3873
  • PublicWorks@salemct.gov
  • Mobile Phone: (860) 859-3873

Opening Times

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 8am-4pm
  • Thursday closed
  • Friday closed
  • Saturday 8am-4pm
  • Sunday 8am-4pm

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The Salem Transfer Station is located on Rattlesnake Ledge Rd, Salem, CT 06420. This landfill is opened on the following hours:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 8am-4pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 8am-4pm
  • Sunday: 8am-4pm

The landfill is closed on all US federal holidays. The dumps on the landfill are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the applicable state laws.

The Salem Transfer Station Connecticut buries trash and garbage below secured and stratified layers of dirt and isolating material. The transfer station accepts tire, solid waste, hazardous waste, and inert material waste. For any other type of waste that you are not SURE ABOUT, you can reach them out at (860) 859-3873.

You may contact the Salem Transfer Station about any information regarding: waste managing policies, recycling policies, commercial garbage, accepted types of trash, industrial waste, household garbage, appliances disposal and hazardous waste management.

You can reach the Salem Transfer Station about their opening hours to the public and what is the visitor policy. They would gladly answer your questions.

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Popular questions at Salem Transfer Station

What is a transfer station?

When waste arrives in a landfill it needs to be sorted out first. Therefore, we have waste sorting stations. These are specialized for municipal waste and not for other types of landfills. Garbage trucks dump their municipal waste. Then the waste is separated into recyclable waste and non-recyclable materials. The non-recyclable garbage is then separated into hazardous waste, energy recyclable waste, landfill waste, or incinerator waste. Afterward that it has been sorted out, it is then loaded onto garbage trucks, and this deposits the waste onto their designated places.

What time does the landfill close?

The schedule of each landfill differs and they different hours of operation. To find the opening hours regarding a specific landfill, you use the above site. After you have located the desired landfill to use, the operating hours can be seen on current page of site after clicking into the “Opening hours” section. There you will be able to locate the opening hours and any other facts about the business services of the landfill.

How is a sanitary landfill different from a dump?

Sanitary landfills offer a more advanced waste management approach that further reduces the chances of environmental contamination. The basic unit of a sanitary landfill is still the cell. The idea is to create soil tranches. The garbage is deposited onto layers 1 to 3 meters high and then compacted by bulldozers to reduce the volume. Then the garbage is covered by a layer of dirt. Multiple of these layers are piled together until they reach maximum capacity and thus, we form a cell. The cell is then reinforced on all sides to prevent leakage to the soil.

What is a waste transfer station?

The first step onto the waste stations is to weigh the incoming garbage trucks. These sites are also open to the public and they help the community. The work of waste sorting stations is very important, and it helps to optimize the process of waste management. Transfer stations pre-compact the waste thus it is easier for the bulldozers to manage the waste at the sanitary landfills.

What is an inert landfill?

There is an interesting type of landfill, inert landfills. This type of landfill receives sand, concrete, and other waste related to construction. This type of waste does not have any biohazards nor decomposes, or it does so very slowly. These types of waste neither produce liquid waste. In this category, we mostly have asphalt, rocks, bricks, yard leaves. In this category, we do not include demolition waste.



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