As discussed during the
planning for the construction and demolition (C&D) recycling
operation, significant quantities of cardboard are expected
from C&D waste deliveries. The recovered cardboard from the
C&D recycling operation cannot be baled at the Household
Recycling Facility as its presently designed and operated.
The current system relies on carts and is labor-intensive as
each material has to be handled three or more times before
it is baled.
recyclables are baled at the rate of 3-5 bales per day.
Estimated cardboard quantities from the C&D sorting
operation will generate 15-30 bales per day so facility
improvements are critically needed. After the improvements
are completed, recycling revenue will be approximately equal
to the capital and operating costs. In addition, the County
will begin saving $35 per pull on contracted recycling
collection costs since material delivery to Corral Farm will
be much closer than at present to Manassas.
Procurement for the
recycling equipment began in September 2006. Four firms
responded to the Request for Proposals, and two firms were
determined to be the best qualified and were interviewed.
During the interview phase, the equipment design was
finalized and revised bid quotes were requested.
PBE submitted the lowest
quote for the equipment and installation work at a total
price of $567,127, which includes installation of pit
structures, platforms, conveyors, storage bunkers, magnet
and auto-tie baler. The County will complete related minor
building and electrical improvements using the remaining
funds from the lease purchase agreement for a total project
expenditure of $611,290. An award is recommended.
Recycling equipment manufacturing and installation will take
4-5 months after a contract is awarded.