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Public Works

Public Works – Transfer Station

Transfer Site Operations Manual and Site Attendant

Reference # 69 POSTING EXTENDED TO September 17, 2021




Title:                      Transfer Site Operations Manual and Site Attendant

Department:           Public Works

Reports to:            Waste Management Manager



The transfer site operations supervisor and any attendants on site are responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the transfer station and related facilities. A list of required activities for these positions is as follows. All attendants are expected to complete all tasks listed. Site Supervisor is responsible for overall site management, contacting contractors and liaison with Infrastructure Manager.


Daily Activities

Opening Procedures

·       Open gates, ensure safety requirements are met

·       Ensure posted signs are in place legible

·       Check access to public use areas for safe travel (obstructions or debris on the access road)

·       If required pile discarded mattresses, tires, and metal goods etc. in appropriate locations

·       Check for unacceptable or misplaced items and remove or relocate

Operating Procedures

·       Monitor and direct traffic in and out of the facility using the log book and record the following.

o   Public users

o   Internal collection vehicle drop offs

o   Regional waste collection for transfer to the landfill

·       Details on additional information to be recorded from site users is identified on various forms contained in Appendix D.

·       Provide site users with information on the proper use of the site and identify any restricted areas.

·       Ensure the public use transfer bin has a sign to identify it as the public bin in use.

·       Make sure the internal collection vehicle knows what bin to take waste to when they arrive at the site. (Bin Three…)

·       Monitor drop offs of large appliances to ensure fridges, freezers and air conditioning units are placed upright and in a specific location.

·       Monitor blowing litter and retrieve from perimeter fence lines.

·       Maintain cleanliness around the disposal bins.

·       See that metals, tire, wood debris etc. are separated.

·       Screen wastes, e.g., no hazardous waste.

·       Provide additional information to users as required such as alternative disposal options for recycling, waste oil, dates of hazardous waste round ups, or upcoming changes to the operating schedule.

Closing Procedures

·       Walk the site and look for fires or vandalism

·       Check bins for spillage and clean up around bins, collect any litter and observe how full bin is getting.

·       Lock and secure the site before departure

Bi-Weekly Activities

·       Review waste deposits from all sources based on the forms and estimate remaining bin capacity

·       Call for collection from transfer bins by long haul contractor at least three days in advance and ensure pick up occurs during transfer site hours of operation.

·       Record the number of fridges, freezers, and air conditioning units on site by reviewing logs and/or completing on site counts.

·       De-construct large bulky items such as couches, chairs and tables to reduce bulk. Wood from furniture can be placed into the wood pile, and fabrics in the main disposal bin.

Annual Activities or as Required

·       Periodically contact the metal recycling contractor to arrange pick-up of metals and ensure they retain the services of a licensed contractor to drain ozone depleting substances from fridges, freezers and air conditioning units (see contact list) and keep record of drainage. Items should be marked and certified as drained.

·       Arrange for regular pick-up of tires by Tire Processers listed in the contacts section document.

·       Arrange for periodic burning of untreated wood in a designated pit outside of the transfer sire boundary.

·       Arrange for a periodic site visit by a qualified third party to review operations, record keeping and overall site condition.

·       Document poor operational systems and report to PW director for permission to modify.


A maintenance schedule and documentation of mechanical reliability will be kept for all equipment on site. Detailed maintenance requirements for the compacting transfer bins are detailed in the Transfer Bins Operations and Maintenance Manual.

Records for the maintenance each bin or other equipment will be kept on file at the main infrastructure office and copied to the front gate.

Contact numbers for the various hauling contractors, salvage yards, and equipment providers is contained in the contacts list at the back of this document.


a.     Must be available to travel.

b.     Must have a valid Driver’s License and own transportation.

c.     Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, able to take own initiative in direction duties and carry out programs and able to work without supervision.

d.     Must be able to handle pressure and react positively to stressful situation.

e.     Must be available to take further training.

f.      Must possess exemplary interpersonal skills especially with respect to resolution of conflict.

g.     Willingness to work in a team environment.

h.     Must possess WHMIS ticket, as well as related safety tickets to this position.

i.      Must have the ability to produce daily reports