The tipping floor at the Muscatine Transfer Station will be closed to the public starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday (March 1) for a floor resurfacing project. The tipping floor is tentatively scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Monday (March 6) unless unforeseen circumstances necessitate postponement.
Citizens who plan to take material to the tipping floor (trash, household hazardous waste) and drop off areas for recycling, appliances and electronics, and tires will need to hold onto that material until the floor is reopened.
The Muscatine Organic Recycling Center (MORC) will also be closed Wednesday through Monday.
The top surface of the tipping floor was determined to be in need of a high strength concrete resurfacing following years of wear from daily operations of receiving and processing municipal and commercial waste. The City contracted with Bolton and Menk to assist the Solid Waste Division of the Department of Public Works in developing a plan to restore the surface of the tipping floor.
KE Flatwork, Inc., was the lowest responsible bidder for the project at $301,947.00 and was awarded the contract by the Muscatine City Council at their February 2 meeting.
Customers will not be permitted to drop off material at the Transfer Station after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with the last load on the scale at 1:45 p.m.
The City of Muscatine curbside refuse collection program and the Republic curbside recycling collection program will operate as usual.
For further information, contact the Muscatine Transfer Station at 563-263-9689.