In operation since July 1, 1994, the Grimes Avenue Transfer Station is the primary destination of solid waste for Owensboro. Daily operations require the use of a variety of heavy equipment including seven tractor trucks with specialized trailers equipped for solid waste. Other pieces of equipment include a backhoe and an end loader, which are used to load the trucks.
The Transfer Station is equipped with in-bound and out-bound industrial scales and uses the Wasteworks software for recording the tonnage accepted into the facility. The total solid waste accepted in October 1998 was 8,100 tons. By October 2016 the Transfer Station was handling 17,900 tons.
Along with providing the community with a disposal facility, the Grimes Avenue Transfer Station recycles items such as aluminum, batteries, florescent bulbs, used motor oil, tires, and other various types of metals. The Transfer Station is the main site for the drop-off of brush, limbs, and concrete which are then ground and reused. The Transfer Station, in partnership with the Opportunity Center, is a drop-off location for electronic waste. Waste that is not reused or recycled is hauled to the West Daviess County Landfill for final disposal.
2129 Grimes Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42303
Monday-Friday: 5:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am to Noon