Transfer Station Facility

entrance sign

What is the Transfer Station Facility?



This facility has many different uses.  The Transfer Station, the Customer Convenience Station, the Yard Waste Pile Drop Off Location, Recycling Drop Off Center, The Tire Pile, the Metal Pile, and the TIPS Warehouse are all located at the Transfer Station Facility.  Each one of these areas accept different types of materials.  All loads entering this facility must be secured so that no part of any load may escape by being wind blown or by spilling from the vehicle.  Offenders of this requirement may be reported to law enforcement.  Loads are accepted from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Saturday.  All unloading must be completed by 5:00 pm.

What is the Transfer Station? 



The Transfer Station is a large building that all of the garbage destined for the landfill is brought into.  This refuse is loaded into 18 wheeler's using very large heavy equipment, and taken to the landfill for disposal.  

What is the Customer Convenience Station?



This is the location that we provide for our customers to bring in garbage.  Everything that comes in and out of the Transfer Station Facility is tracked through weight.  When you enter our facility, your vehicle is weighted on a large scale.  Once you have off loaded your materials, you go back across the scales.  Our system calculates the amount of weight that was brought into the facility, and calculates the total amount that should be charged.  The Scale House attendant will take payment from you at this time.  We accept cash, local checks, and credit cards.

​What is the Yard Waste Pile?


This is where people can bring yard waste for disposal.  Yard waste is classified as leaves, grass, pine needles, yard clippings and small brush (green waste).  Residential customers that live inside of the city limits and bring their City of Huntsville water bill, can dispose of yard waste for free.  

What is the Recycling Drop Off Center?

This is the location that you can bring many different items to be recycled.  If you do not participate in our curbside Recycling program, if you have items that can be recycled but are not accepted through the curbside recycling program, if you have items that  wont fit in your blue cart, or if you live outside the city limits, you can bring these items here. Please see our Recycling Drop Off Center page for more information.

What is the Tire Pile?



This is the location at our facility where you can place any tires that you bring in.  Landfills will not accept tires.  All the tires that are collected by the City of Huntsville are shipped to a Texas company that recycles these tires. Click here to go to our current tire recycling company.

​What is the Metal Pile?


This is the location at our facility where you can place any metal that you bring in.  This includes items like appliances, BBQ pits, tin roofing materials, tire rims, water heaters, etc.  This material gets taken to one of our local recycling vendors instead of being taken to the landfill.

What is the Tips Warehouse?



This is a warehouse that we use to store donated gently used construction material.  Low income families and non profit organizations that are looking to make home/facility improvements can come to this warehouse to to look for items that can could be used for those improvements.  Please see our TIPS Warehouse page for more information.

Contact Us:

  1. Scale House Attendant
    Hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Monday thru Saturday
    Phone: 936-294-5712

    Transfer Station Facility Location
    590 IH 45 N
    Hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Monday thru Saturday
    Phone: 936-294-5712
    Last load accepted at 4:45 pm. Must be completed unloading by 5:00 pm.

    Natalie Mimms

    Assistant Superintendent
    Office Hours: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
    Monday thru Friday
    nmimms@huntsvilletx.gov

Meet your Scale House Attendants

Scale house attendant.Mida
This is Mida.  She has been working for the Solid Waste Department since the Fall of 2012.

She has been married for over 22 years, and is a mother of two!  
Paola Hill
This is Paola.  She has been working for the Solid Waste Department since Winter of 2016.

She is a proud Huntsville native and is also fluent in Spanish!
Here is a list of the types of items that we take at the Transfer Station Facility and some of the associated fees.
Type of Materials Fee
Garbage, generated inside the city limits-$ 5.00 Minimum $ 66.72 per ton
Garbage, generated outside the city limits-$ 6.25 Minimum $ 83.40
Small Tires, car or Pickup truck, generated inside the city limits $ 2.50
Large Tires, semi-truck, generated inside the city limits $ 14.00
Small Tires, car or pickup truck, generated outsid ethe city limits $ 3.13
Large Tires, simi-truck, generated outside the city limits $ 17.50
Yard Waste Pile, with residential City water bill FREE
Yard Waste Pile, inside city limits, no water bill $ 66.72
Yard Waste Pile, outside city limits $ 83.40
Recycling Drop Off Center FREE
TIPS Warehouse Donation FREE

Click here to print our complete list of fees

​Items that will not be accepted at the Transfer Station Facility
Any prohibited wastes brought into the facility will be removed by the transporter or generator of this waste.
  • Regulated Hazardous Waste
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) Wastes
  • Lead Acid Storage Batteries
  • Liquid Wastes
  • Regualted Asbestos Containing Materials
  • Industrial Solid Waste
  • Medical Waste