Clinton Eco Depot goes to weight-based system

Weigh scales installed at Clinton Transfer Station, now known as the Clinton Eco Depot.

The TNRD is installing weigh scales at the Clinton Transfer Station and reopening it as the Clinton Eco-Depot on June 7.

A one-stop drop for all waste and recyclable materials, Eco-Depots allow residents to separate recyclables and reusable materials from the waste stream before disposing of the residual in large bins destined for the landfill.

Eco-Depots employ a weight-based strategy to accurately record waste and recycling, which will help area residents and businesses save money. This replaces a volume-based system that was previously used at TNRD landfills and transfer stations. Users will be charged a $60-per-tonne disposal fee waste with a minimum charge set at $1.

Tipping fees at the Clinton Eco-Depot, located at 5 Boyd Pit Rd., can now be paid using debit or credit cards as well as TNRD Eco-Cards. Also, the Eco-Depot has new hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, year-round. Because the Eco-Depot will have operational weigh scales, motorists should be aware that traffic flow will change with vehicles now having to move to and from scales as waste is disposed of.

The transition from landfills to Eco-Depots in the TNRD is one of the key elements of the TNRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan that was adopted in 2008.