The Grimes Avenue Transfer Station is the initial stop for solid waste in Owensboro. Effective Monday, the station will temporarily not accept construction and demolition debris (CD&D) due to needed repairs to the tipping floor.
The Transfer Station will resume accepting CD&D waste on January 30, weather permitting.
During that time, all CD&D waste should be hauled to the Daviess County Landfill at 7772 Kentucky Highway 815 near West Louisville. Landfill hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Transfer Station is also in the process of replacing the outbound scales, though that project is expected to be completed as early as Monday.
In operation since July 1, 1994, the Grimes Avenue Transfer Station is the primary destination of solid waste for Owensboro. The Transfer Station is equipped with in-bound and out-bound industrial scales to record the tonnage accepted into the facility. Once it’s weighed in, the trash it’s unloaded on the tipping floor; it’s then loaded into semi trucks and taken to the landfill.
Along with providing the community with a disposal facility, the Grimes Avenue Transfer Station recycles items such as aluminum, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, used motor oil, tires, and other various types of metals. The Transfer Station is the main site for the drop-off of brush, limbs, and concrete which are then ground and reused. The Transfer Station, in partnership with the Opportunity Center, is a drop-off location for electronic waste. Waste that is not reused or recycled is hauled to the West Daviess County Landfill for final disposal.