Views welcome on proposed waste station

Members of the public will have an opportunity to share their opinions about plans for a new solid waste transfer station in Holbrook.

The transfer station would be able to accept up to 1,000 tons of garbage every day and would operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, according to the project application.

The station would also be open for “maintenance and outbound loading activities that may run until 9 p.m.,” according to a public hearing notice from the Holbrook Board of Health.


The facility is proposed for 14.85 acres at the the southern terminus of Phillips Road, near the Randolph town line, and would be accessible by trucks and rail cars.

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Public officials and residents in Randolph have objected to the transfer station and are deciding how to proceed, said Randolph Councilor Katrina Huff-Larmond.

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection determined on Aug. 11 that the proposed site is suitable for project, proposed by Canton-based TLA-Holbrook LLC.

The public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the cafetorium at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, located through Entrance #3 of the new K-12 complex at 245 South Franklin St.

Written comments must be signed and delivered to the Board of Health before 4 p.m. Sept. 5. Documents related to the project are available at the Holbrook website by entering “TLA” in the search box, and at Holbrook and Randolph libraries.

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