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Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station Expansion
Project Title
Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station Expansion, Phase I 
Project Description:
This project, at the Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station, 8001 W. Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa, included the construction of a new, pre-engineered metal transfer station building over the existing structure. The project provided the following improvements:

  • An aesthetically-improved building with enhanced access for waste haulers
  • Improved roadways and customer queuing
  • New building cranes and flooring to improve facility operations
  • Upgrades to on-site stormwater system
  • New potable water and fire service pump stations

These improvements will help the County realize operational efficiencies at this vital Solid Waste facility that serves a significant portion of the County’s residential and commercial customers in the northwest.

The new 35,000-square-foot transfer station building receives more than 600 tons of waste per day from residential curbside collection trucks and businesses that use smaller containers for their waste pick-up. Operators then transfer the waste into larger tractor-trailers, which transport it to Hillsborough County's Resource Recovery Facility near Brandon to be incinerated for the generation of electricity. Waste transfer stations make solid waste collection more efficient and reduce overall transportation costs, air emissions, energy use, truck traffic, and road wear and tear.

An innovative and cost-saving approach helped the County provide uninterrupted operations during the two-year expansion project, by constructing over the old transfer station building, re-using the existing floors and walls, and demolishing the old building from the inside out. In addition to meeting the needs of a growing population in northwest Hillsborough County, the new transfer station building improves safety and efficiency of operations, is hardened against hurricanes, and buffers the surrounding community from the industrial operations.

The Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station began operations in 1984 and is co-located with a yard waste processing facility and a community collection center for residents to dispose of large, bulky items that are not accepted curbside. The renovated solid waste facility provides an easy to use, safe, and aesthetically pleasing one-stop-shop for County residents to dispose of waste in a fast and user-friendly manner.
Project Timeline:
  1. Construction began in June 2013.
  2. Completion in May 2015.
  3. Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for June 23, 2015.
Project Cost & Funding:
The project was designed by King Engineering Associates, Inc. and was constructed at a cost of approximately $11.7 million by J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc. A Hillsborough County Capital Improvement Project (CIP 54036), the Northwest Solid Waste Transfer Station Expansion – Phase I was funded through Solid Waste Capital Improvement funds.
Additional Information:

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