Roswell needs a bigger waste transfer station, and the City Council has approved additional funding to complete the design of a new facility to replace the existing one on Hembree Road. AJC FILE

Roswell OKs $68K to advance waste transfer project

The Roswell City Council has approved a $68,000 budget amendment to complete the design of a new waste transfer station so that the project can proceed to bids next spring.

The present station at 1810 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, is 20 years old, is operating above its design capacity due to Roswell’s population growth, and is to be razed and replaced with a new facility, staff said in an agenda report to the council.

“The proposed design includes a new transfer station building (pre-engineered metal building), pavement, earthwork, utilities and landscaping, scale and kiosk, resident drop-off area and demolition of the existing building,” staff said.

The city’s standby engineering contractor, Burns & McDonnell, had been tasked with preparing designs to 60% completion; the additional funding will bring the designs to 100%, and the engineer will assist the city in obtaining construction bids.

“The total design budget and bid administration budget … will not exceed $228,000” Burns & McDonnell said in a project amendment proposal to the city.

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