Plymouth: Manomet transfer station to expand

When Plymouth begins its curbside trash pick-up program January first, it will close two of its three transfer stations.
Tuesday night the Plymouth Conservation Commission gave the town’s DPW permission to proceed with expanding the Manomet trash transfer station.

People will enter the renewed transfer station from the current exit and exit from the current entry. To keep traffic off Beaver Dam Road, the route through the transfer station will lengthen. Users will encounter the recycling area first, then proceed to the rear of the closed landfill to the trash compactors.

Since 1973 this section of the old landfill has occupied conservation land. Assistant DPW director Dennis Westlake told the conservation commission the town’s new curbside trash collection system will attract more customers and reduce the size of the transfer station.

Work will begin in November.Manomet transfer station

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Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.