Waste transfer stations are clogged with trash

Tomorrow, July 12 we have been warned by Advanced Disposal, Waste Management and Republic Services that they may or may not be able to take trash from Atlas or any other trash hauling company.  The waste transfer stations that feed the landfills cannot dump at the landfills because the tractor trailers keep getting stuck in the mud.  It started today with Smyrna Transfer Station and County Services Transfer Station sending us and all haulers away.

All the rain we are experiencing is having a hidden, detrimental effect to the construction industry.  Typically builders and sub-contractors will equate too much rain to blown out silt fence and the red cards that come with it.  But we are experiencing clogged up waste transfer stations that are slowing and hindering progress.

Here’s how it works.  We deliver a dumpster to a job site.  In this case let’s say the job is at Saint Ann’s Place, Smyrna.  Once the dumpster is full we take that dumpster to Smyrna Transfer Station, dump it onto the concrete floor along with all the other hauling companies, and then a loader pushed it off the edge of the concrete floor into a transfer trailer.  A transfer trailer then takes that 100 yard load all the way up to Eagle Point Landfill in Ball Ground, GA.  The transfer trailers are not able to dump quickly or efficiently because they are getting stuck in the mud.  This makes the other trucks that are waiting in line behind, stacking up to dump.  Not to mention how much that slows the trip times if you are stuck.

We will need your patience and understanding Wednesday.  We are trying to navigate a day with very little insight into how it will play out.  We may not be able to dump at all worst case scenario.  Best case scenario is that the transfer stations get cleaned up tonight beginning at 1:00 am Wednesday morning.  Except that we just got more rain tonight.