Healdsburg Transfer Station


Healdsburg Transfer Station

The Healdsburg Transfer Station is a solid waste recycling and reuse facility in Sonoma County, California, located at 166 Alexander Valley Road, north of the City of Healdsburg. It is a publicly owned facility operated by the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency. [cite web
url=http://www.recyclenow.org/o_disposal.html
title=Disposal Sites
accessdate=2007-12-16
] Its coordinates are coord|38.6515|-122.8686.

Sonoma County along with some European nations and certain other non-federal U.S. public agencies has been a leader in recycling and adopting an extended producer responsibility plan to promote waste stream recycling and reuse. [cite web
url=http://www.recyclenow.org/EPR_Final_Report.pdf
title=Sonoma County Extended Producer Responsibility Implementation Plan
] The Healdsburg Transfer Facility receives and processes a wide array of residential and commercial wastes in order to reduce the waste stream volume destined for landfills.


=Environmental issues= The facility has oversight from the Sonoma County Environmental Health Department, which assures adequate protection of water quality and prevention of soil contamination due to the facility's operations. The county has also retained Lumina Technologies to conduct an independent assessment of sound levels emitted from the facility and access vehicles. [cite techreport
url=http://www.luminatechnologies.org/luminaaco.html
institution=Lumina Technologies
title=Noise Element of the city of Healdsburg General Plan
first=C. Michael
last=Hogan
year=1999
prepared for the city of Healdsburg, California
] [EDAW, contributions to the "Saggio Hills Draft Environmental Impact Report", prepared for Sonoma County (2006)] [cite web
url=http://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/cms/documentstorage/com.tms.cms.document.Document_99976781-d14cd4b0-8032df00-d4d5bbbc/3.9%20Noise.pdf
institution=Lumina Technologies
title=Acoustical impacts of the Healdsburg Transfer Facility and model airplane club uses
first=C. Michael
last=Hogan
year=2001
prepared for the County of Sonoma
] Results of the sound level testing indicated that the Healdsburg Transfer Facility operates in a manner consistent with state and county noise regulations.

ee also

*Recyclable waste

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