Service Changes Due to Coronavirus
- The Danvers Transfer Station has implemented a “Universal Precaution Policy” regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As a matter of normal practice, Covanta Energy would have PPE (hard hat and safety vest) available for any patron on site if needed. During these times, the potential of any disease or virus being embedded on these pieces of safety equipment can not be eliminated, therefore it is now required that all customers/residents have their own PPE while on site. Residents will only be allowed entrance to the TRASH BUILDING if they bring their own PPE which includes a hard hat and safety vest. If a town resident has a small amount of material for disposal, the resident will be able to utilize the small dumpster provided at the scale entrance without PPE. This container is mainly used for a bag or two and not for yards of material. If residents come with more than a bag or two, they will be instructed to the Transfer Station building where PPE, including a hard hat and safety vest supplied by the resident, will need to be on and utilized while out of any vehicle. Residents who do not have the proper PPE will be turned away for their safety.The Covanta Scale House has posted signs at the entrance to inform patrons, and is communicating this to anyone who visits the site. This PPE is NOT required for the yard waste disposal area. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to provide a safe environment for our residents.
What is a Transfer Station?
A transfer station is a building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste. Transfer stations are often used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles.