Guam – Federal Receiver Gershman Brickner & Bratton (GBB) has announced that construction work has begun on the new Harmon Street Residential Transfer Station located off of Harmon Drive and adjacent to the Government of Guam’s Department of Public Works. The new transfer station will provide the public with the following services:
Layout of the new transfer station.
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Recycling containers for paper, plastic, aluminum, glass bottles, and bimetal cans;
Stationary compactors for safe and easy disposal of trash;
Bulk Item disposal;
A Household Hazardous Waste Facility to receive products such as paint, brake fluid, corrosives, flammables, batteries, and other materials, at no cost to the residential customers. The material collected will be evaluated and categorized for either proper and safe disposal, reuse, or be recycled.
“The new residential transfer station will replace the one that closed at the Ordot Dump when operations ended on August 31, 2011,” said David L. Manning, Receiver Representative. “The other residential transfer stations at Dededo, Agat and Malojloj will also be upgraded to comply with the permitting requirements of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency. When construction of the new transfer station is completed along with the upgrades to the existing transfer stations, customers will have better and safer traffic flow patterns, and will find it easier to unload their materials. Furthermore, the new facility will provide for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste as required by the Consent Decree.”
The Federal Receiver awarded the construction work for the new Harmon Street Residential Transfer Station to Maeda Pacific Corporation after an evaluation of competitive bids from seven firms. Maeda Pacific Construction is required to have the work completed no later than November 2013.
The GSWA is a public agency, created by Guam Public Law 31-20. The agency is a totally self-funded operation whose mission is to help its customers dispose of their trash in an environmentally safe and regulated manner. Each week, GSWA employees collect curbside trash from approximately 17,000 GSWA customers. GSWA also receives trash collected by commercial haulers and transported to the Hauler’s Transfer Station. In all, the GSWA handles more than 90,000 tons of material a year. GSWA diverts material away from the landfill through services such as the Bulky and Metallic Waste curbside collection, recycling facilities at the Residential Transfer Stations, and prohibition of certain recyclables from being disposed at the Layon Landfill. For more information on GSWA, visit www.guamsolidwasteauthority.com.
About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver
In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the GSWA, solid waste companies, the people of Guam, and the U.S. military to establish a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam. For more information on the receivership, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org.
GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. Since 1980, GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, please visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-800-573-5801.