WM opens transfer station
Ribbon cutting celebrates new facility, recycling
Fort Pierce, Fla. This summer, after four long years of planning, meetings and negotiations,
Waste Management celebrated the opening of the Fort Pierce Transfer Station. The new $1.5
million facility can accept up to 150 tons per day of municipal solid waste, construction and
demolition debris, recyclables and bulk materials for sorting and transfer.
“It took many years to build relationships, create trust and forge this new partnership,” said
Jeff Sabin, government affairs manager for WM. “This new facility represents a major
investment for the company in the City of Fort Pierce and the St. Lucie County region.”
The team from Waste Management that lead to this important occasion included Director
of Post-Collection Operations Bryan Tindell, Senior District Manager Tony Bishop,
Engineer Luke DeBock and Site Supervisor Billy Dees.
Along with the grand opening of the transfer station, Fort Pierce also celebrated a new
single-stream recycling program. Throughout July, carts were delivered to Fort Pierce
households to expand recycling capacity and collection. It’s all part of a comprehensive
solution WM is helping to attain for the municipality.
“Residents currently recycle about 15 percent of their waste more and our goal is to
increase that to 45 percent with the new carts,” said Mayor Linda Hudson.
Recyclables will be processed at WM’s Reuter Recycling Facility in Pembroke Pines.
Waste will be transported to the company’s Okeechobee Landfill.