- Healdsburg Transfer Station
The Healdsburg Transfer Station is a
solid waste recyclingand reuse facility in Sonoma County, California, located at 166 Alexander Valley Road, north of the City of Healdsburg. It is a publicly owned facility operated by the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency. [cite web
accessdate=2007-12-16] Its coordinates are coord|38.6515|-122.8686.
Sonoma County along with some
European nations and certain other non-federal U.S. public agencies has been a leader in recyclingand adopting an extended producer responsibilityplan to promote waste stream recycling and reuse. [cite web
title=Sonoma County Extended Producer Responsibility Implementation Plan] The Healdsburg Transfer Facility receives and processes a wide array of residential and commercial wastes in order to reduce the
waste streamvolume destined for landfills.
=Environmental issues= The facility has oversight from the Sonoma County Environmental Health Department, which assures adequate protection of
water qualityand prevention of soil contaminationdue to the facility's operations. The county has also retained Lumina Technologies to conduct an independent assessment of sound levels emitted from the facility and access vehicles. [cite techreport
title=Noise Element of the city of Healdsburg General Plan
year=1999 prepared for the city of
Healdsburg, California] [EDAW, contributions to the "Saggio Hills Draft Environmental Impact Report", prepared for Sonoma County (2006)] [cite web
title=Acoustical impacts of the Healdsburg Transfer Facility and model airplane club uses
year=2001 prepared for the County of Sonoma] Results of the
sound leveltesting indicated that the Healdsburg Transfer Facility operates in a manner consistent with state and county noise regulations.
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