Work at the Grohman Narrows Transfer Station is moving to the next phase. The new station will replace the Lakeside Drive location when it opens next summer.

Blasting complete at new transfer station for Nelson

The Grohman Narrows Transfer Station is progressing with the site bustling with construction activity.

The Grohman Narrows Transfer Station is progressing with the site bustling with construction activity.

Rough grading, drilling, blasting and excavation have been ongoing since June and the RDCK is delighted to report they are now complete.

“We are pleased with how the project is progressing,” said Ron Mickel, chair of the Central Resource Recovery committee.

He explained the new station will use a multi-point pickup system using stationary waste containers at each site that are emptied into large capacity waste transfer tractor trailer units via the tractor’s hydraulic system.

“The Grohman Narrows site will be the first RDCK installation of Transtor equipment which will ultimately be part of a multi-point pick-up system that will result in substantial savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from waste transfer operations,” Mickel said.

The trailer unit has on-board compaction systems that increase load densities for optimal efficiency. Multi-point pickup systems will allow for servicing of up to five transfer stations on a single trip and the integration of material backhauls.

With initial work complete, grading, road construction and further concrete work will be ongoing. The new transfer station site is scheduled to be completed by late spring of 2014 with commissioning by early summer of next year.

The RDCK Resource Recovery Plan identified a reconfiguration or relocation of the current waste transfer facility in Nelson as a priority. Following the completion of the new Grohman Narrows transfer station, the RDCK will permanently close the existing transfer station located on Lakeside Drive.