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Municipal Transfer Station

This page will serve as a repository for project documents, upcoming meeting dates and important information regarding the transfer station project.    

Planning and discussions regarding improvements to the transfer station have been ongoing for many years. There were plans to construct an access road at the Grotto Avenue station for a new entrance/exit to Concord Street allowing the trucks to use that industrial route to access the highway. As planning progressed, however, it became clear that this was not a realistic option due to the wetlands and environmental issues.  

Discussions around relocating from the current location at 240 Grotto Avenue began over three years ago with residents and businesses to lessen the neighborhood impact. The Grotto Avenue station directly abuts a dense residential area, as well as an elementary school and has no direct access to the highway or freight rail, necessitating truck traffic on neighborhood streets. It is the City’s goal to address the neighborhood impact to improve quality of life in a cost effective manner.  

The relocation process includes oversight, input and many opportunities for public input with the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Planning Commission and Zoning Board. We encourage you to read the information below. If you have any questions, comments or would like to sign up for our mailing list, please email your name and address to: transferstation@pawtucketri.com

Project Documents:

Fuss & O’Neill Report Outlines Costs of Required Upgrades to Keep Grotto Avenue Waste Transfer Station Operational

Fuss & O'Neill Assessment of Grotto Avenue Site- 2018

Mayor Grebien Encourages Public Participation In Hassenfeld Institute Process Analyzing City's Waste Transfer Station Options

Letter to Fairlawn Residents 

City Forms Community Stakeholder Group to Explore Transfer Station Options

Letter to the Hassenfeld Institute Regarding the Stakeholder Group 

Timeline

Project Overview Presentation

LINK Environmental Public Presentation

Proposed Plans

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