Transport Avenue Waste Transfer Station
Transport Avenue transfer station currently handles over 150,000 tonnes of waste each year. The waste is collected from homes and delivered by the London Boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow and Ealing. All the waste is loaded on to trains to be taken away to a landfill site in Lincolnshire.
Vehicles tip their waste into bunkers in the tipping hall (pictured below).
The rubbish is transferred into containers that are put on the train. Trains leave the site up to 4 times a week transporting waste to a landfill site in Lincolnshire for disposal.
The transfer station was built in 1975 by the Greater London Council as part of the waste management facilities for the whole of London. Transport Avenue is one of only 3 transfer stations in London with a rail siding to allow waste to be taken away.
The transfer station is operated by the Authority’s contractor, SITA UK Ltd.
Green waste is also delivered to this site. It is transferred by road to a composting facility for processing.
Manager: SITA UK Ltd
Address: Transport Avenue, Brentford London TW8 9HF
Size: 3.2 hectares