Three large containers have been connected to the three permanent drop-off ports at the transfer station, and the new system for collecting household trash could be operational by the middle of next week, Department of Public Works Director Bob Martin said on Thursday, July 28.
Martin said the pull-up area, which is now 50 feet wide, compared with “less than 30″ feet wide in the past, is scheduled to be paved on Monday, Aug. 1. Lines that will define backup lanes to the ports will be painted on the pavement the following day, said Martin, who added that the incline to the drop-off area isn’t as steep as it was in the past.
Martin said the last piece of the renovation puzzle will be the installation of safety fencing in the drop-off area. The DPW director said he hopes that will be completed by Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of next week.