Waste Management vacated the building on July 31, and at the Aug. 22 Board of Aldermen meeting the city awarded a $296,000 contract to S&R Corporation to demolish the building.
The transfer building, which collected waste and trash, is at 10 Poplar St., in the Brickbottom neighborhood, just off McGrath Highway.
After tearing the building down, S&R Corporation will pave over the foundation with asphalt, put a fence around part of the property and leave electricity at the site.
According to Edward O'Donnell, Somerville's director of economic development, once the transfer station is demolished and before the city decides a long-term plan for its use, the city may use the site for neighborhood and community events.
Earlier in the summer, a city spokesperson said the city hoped to demolish the transfer station by the end of August. It appears that has been delayed slightly.
O'Donnell said the city and S&R Corporation will use rodent and pest exterminators during the demolition of the building.
Somerville Waste Transfer Station to Be Demolished in August