Hudson Transfer Station Closure
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors voted to close the Low-Hazard Low-Volume Transfer Station that serves the community of Hudson. The closure will go into effect November 1, 2015.
This closure follows two years of discussion around the potential closure. Prior to any decisions on the closure of the site, the Town of Hudson was offered an opportunity to form a volunteer committee to take over the operations of the site. This would have allowed the community to run the site and adjust the hours of operation to fit their community needs.
Following the offer, and even after communication that the site would eventually close without the formation of a volunteer committee, there was no community action taken to assist with operations.
The Board also adopted a policy that recognizes an “acceptable travel distance” to be used as a tool for future decisions on site locations. The “acceptable travel distance” was determined to be 20 miles, based on local research and input from national solid waste professionals.