Miami County waste transfer worker tests positive for coronavirus, prompts closure

The Miami County Transfer Station will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, April 22, through May 2 after a sanitary engineering/Transfer Station employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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"The commissioners and sanitary engineering staff are taking preventive measures and following protocol to protect staff and the public," Doug Evans, assistant sanitary engineer, said after the department announced the closing.

The COVID-19 positive employee did not deal directly with the public, Leigh Williams, clerk/administrator to the county commissioners, said Tuesday. Two other sanitary engineering/Transfer Station employees are off work and quarantined based on county policy, she said.

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The transfer station is located between Troy and Piqua on County Road 25A. It will remain open to serve commercially licensed haulers of solid waste and commercial dump trailers during modified hours of 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The county Recycling Center, also at the site, will remain open during the modified hours. Current information on operations is available at

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