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City of Myrtle Beach unveils name of new solid waste transfer station

Myrtle Beach’s new solid waste transfer station is named for one of the city’s longest-serving staff members. The Jake Abraham Transfer Station on Mr. Joe White Avenue Extension was completed in December at a cost of $5 million. Dedication ceremonies will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, on site. Mr. Abraham served the residents of Myrtle Beach as a solid waste collection operator from 1947 to 1986 and was well-known in the community. “Mr. Jake,” as he was called, died in 2011 at age 91. A transfer station allows solid waste and recycling to be transferred to larger trucks for easier transport to the Horry County Landfill and Materials Recycling Facility on SC 90. The new transfer station replaces one that was built in the 1970s.