Alburquerque, New Mexico, locals raise concerns over planned transfer station

A city councilor proposed an economic impact study to determine if surrounding property value will decrease.

January 9, 2017
Waste Today Staff
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An Albuquerque, New Mexico, city councilor is proposing an economic impact evaluation to determine a planned transfer station’s impacts after locals expressed concerns over smell and decreased property value, a report by KRQE News says. The design plans for the transfer station are almost complete.

The councilor raised the proposal in order to keep from “going in circles,” the report says, and to answer the questions residents have raised. The city still plans to move forward with the facility and has already applied for a permit.

According to the report, the transfer station would save taxpayers $5 million per year, extend the life of the city’s refuse trucks and save on fuel costs.

If the study is approved, it will cost $25,000 and would take several months.