Heavy-Duty Transfer Stations for Commercial and Industrial Waste

BlokPak 3000

BlokPak 3000

The BlokPak® 3000 Transfer System is Marathon’s largest transfer system compactor. It compacts waste against a vertical gate, forming a 10-foot (3-meter) log in the compaction chamber.
M-Series Compactor

M-Series Compactor

M-Series Compactors are built tough for the high demands of transfer stations or heavy industrial applications. These compactors can be mounted on a platform to compact directly into the transfer trailer. Extended snouts can also be added to aid in clean breakaways.

Transfer Stations: Essential Tools for Municipal Waste Management

A transfer station is a crucial part of a community’s waste management efforts. If you’re looking for one that can process a large amount of waste for landfill purposes, turn to our high-performance transfer system compactors. We provide top-of-the-line transfer compactor solutions manufactured by Marathon, a trusted name in the waste management equipment industry. Know what these machines are and how they can improve your waste disposal system’s productivity.

What is a Transfer Station?

A transfer station is a place where waste collectors unload waste for processing and transportation to landfills.

How Does a Transfer Station Work?

When commercial delivery trucks make a scheduled stop, they follow this standard process:

Arrival and
Weighing

Arriving trucks undergo weighing before going to a specific transfer station drop-off area.

Unloading and Processing of Waste

The trucks drop off the solid waste into the designated area. Then, sorting occurs to identify hazardous substances and make sure that recyclable materials end up in the appropriate places.

Truck
Reweighing

The trucks again go through another round of weighing. The facility takes note of the net weight, which they use to arrive at the final cost and generate an official receipt.

With the staggering amount of garbage that municipalities produce, ordinary compactors won’t be able to keep up. As such, specialized transfer compaction solutions like the Marathon BlokPak 3000 and M-Series are needed to compress large loads of solid waste into manageable chunks.

Benefits of a Transfer Station

Waste transfer stations are a key component of any modern waste management and transport systems. They significantly reduce transportation costs to landfills, waste-to-energy facilities, and other disposal sites. In addition to their cost-effectiveness, here are different ways you can benefit from them:

Reduced Fuel Costs and Road Wear

A transfer station temporarily stages municipal solid waste before it’s properly disposed of. By collecting a large volume of waste before transferring them to their rightful disposal sites, you save on fuel. This also reduces road wear, and minimizes your vehicle’s air pollution.

Reduced Community Traffic Congestion

When you have a transfer station where citizens can drop off waste, and where a higher volume of waste gets transferred to a larger vehicle for disposal, you effectively address traffic congestion.

Improved Waste Segregation System

A transfer station allows you to screen incoming waste so you can set aside recyclable materials and safely get rid of hazardous waste.

Accessible Waste Drop-Off Locations

Municipal waste management is all about making life easier for citizens. A transfer station contributes to this by providing a fixed drop-off location for recyclable materials and other solid waste.

Call us at 503.289.2360 so we can help you determine the most suitable transfer station for your needs.

Capable Compactors

We supply both the BlokPak 3000 and M-Series transfer station compactors to companies and communities in the U.S. Here’s what to expect from these high-performance transfer station compaction machines.

BlokPak 3000

This is the biggest transfer system that Marathon offers. It stands 17’4.5” tall, with an 11’7” wide opening for waste dumping. This machine also compacts solid waste with ease, providing up to 235,600 lbs of force. It compresses garbage into 10-foot logs, densely-packed and ready for a trip to the landfill.

M-Series

The M-Series compactors come in a variety of sizes, as they’re made to compact directly into transfer trailers. The largest and strongest variant, the M-1475XW can compact waste with up to 190,900 lbs of force. This collection may also be fitted with extra equipment like conveyor systems, hydraulic grab claws, and more.

Both options are excellent for municipal waste processing. It all depends on your community or municipality’s needs. If you’re looking for a solution that can take on even the toughest solid waste, the BlokPak 3000 is for you. But if you want to prioritize seamless loading into trailers, consider the M-Series compactors.

Contact us today to find a compactor that fits your waste management system’s needs.

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