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Starr County, Texas, USA

Solid Waste Transfer Station, Starr County, Texas

Status: Completed Construction

Background

Starr County’s Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWL) would reach its design capacity in the near future;  additionally, due to the multiple permits and processes, including capital to finance and operate it, the construction of a new landfill  is  not in the near term. Furthermore, nearby existing facilities, particularly in the City of Edinburg, contain adequate capacity to handle the county’s needs, thus resulting in the decision to construct a transfer station.

Description

To provide adequate solid waste disposal services to the residents of Starr County by constructing a Transfer Station to facilitate transportation of solid waste to the regional landfill and thus minimize the potential for illegal dumping and associated environmental and health risks.

Benefits

The project consisted of the construction of a transfer station facility with the capacity to properly manage the transfer and disposal of up to 300 tons of solid waste per day  in compliance with federal and state laws for the next 20 years after project implementation.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 1.44M
NADB Funding US 0.45M - NADB Grant: SWEP

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Results Measurement

Results are measured upon completion of the project through a closeout process that assesses project performance within 6-12 months after completion, as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives established at the time of project certification and financing approval.

Outcomes

Improve solid waste disposal management

Strengthen Institutional Capacity

Indicators

Actual

Solid waste facility capacity

300 tons/day

Compliance with applicable laws and regulations

100%

Outputs

 

Construction of a Transfer Station

Capacity to manage up to 300 tons/day

Significant project contributions

Minimizing the potential for illegal dumping and associated environment and health risks.