Transfer Station Cleanup

The Leon County Transfer Station now has a new tool to help keep all those large garbage trucks cleaner.

In the past, the Transfer Station used to pay someone to stand at the exit-way of the main building with a water hose to wash off the trucks’ wheels to keep what's called garbage gumbo off the streets, but now a new permanent water sprayer has been installed.

Preston Carter, crew chief for the Transfer Station, says, "It's doing what we need it to do and it has an odor neutralizer introduced into it with a cherry flavor."

Bob Rackleff of the Leon County Commission adds, "We committed to make this a first class operation. It would have minimal impact on the neighborhood and environment and this is just several ways we're keeping that promise."

The crew chief says the water spray will save taxpayer money because it's more efficient than a man with a hose.