Construction begins on new solid waste transfer station


HURON — The City of Huron is proud to announce the construction of a new solid waste transfer station on Fourth St. S.E., across from the former Dakota Pork location.

The project, which has a total cost of approximately 10 million dollars, is expected to be completed and operational by the end of 2024. The new transfer station will be a state-of-the-art facility that will improve the efficiency and safety of solid waste management in Huron. It will also provide a new, easy to use drop-off site for city residents, with automated, key-card entry and enhanced security features.

The new transfer station will replace the existing one on 9th St SE, which has been in service since 1978 and is outdated and undersized for the current and future needs of the city.

A crew of workers construct the future solid waste transfer station site on Monday.

The solid waste transfer station will serve as a temporary storage and sorting site for the single stream municipal solid waste collected from Huron and surrounding areas. The waste will be transported by collection trucks to the transfer station, where it will be compacted and loaded onto larger vehicles for further disposal or recycling at regional facilities.

The site was selected after a thorough evaluation of several factors, such as accessibility, traffic, noise, land use, proximity to existing solid waste infrastructure, and environmental impact. The project is funded by a combination of grants from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, loans, fees from the solid waste collection. and the City of Huron.

The City of Huron invites the public to learn more about the project and provide feedback by contacting city officials or the City Commission. The City also thanks its residents for their cooperation and support in making Huron a cleaner and greener place to live.