Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

May 11, 2006


Staff Lead:


Mike Dorsey, Director

Environmental Services


Update on the Development of the Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Facility

Topic Description:

At its January 12, 2006 work session, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to continue development of a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling operation to allow the continued delivery of C&D waste to the Corral Farm facility.  It is anticipated that the C&D landfill will be out of capacity within the next 12 months.  C&D recycling is critical for Fauquier County in order to continue receiving the $5 million revenue stream from C&D waste, and to avoid filling the existing MSW landfill.  

The following is an update of critical project areas  

Location: As directed by the Board, the C&D operation will be located adjacent to the current landfill cell as far as possible from the entrance road to minimize impact to surrounding properties.  In addition, a berm is planned along the entrance road that will block the view of this operation.  A site plan is attached.    

Schedule: Surveying and geotechnical work evaluating the underlying soil conditions has been completed.  It is anticipated that grading work will begin within the next 2-3 weeks and be completed by mid-June, after which concrete and a surface treated base surface can be constructed.  The procurement for the needed C&D processing operation and equipment will close on May 18, 2006, and interviews are planned the following week.  Local permitting documents are scheduled to be submitted this week (before May 5th), and the Notice of Intent to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been submitted. 

The advertisement of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for procuring the needed C&D equipment consists of the options listed below.  These options will be evaluated in May and a recommendation made at the June 8, 2006 Board meeting. 

(a)    all new equipment

(b)   combination of used/new equipment (to allow rapid start-up)

(c)    contractor operated system 

Depending on the how the County proceeds, C&D recycling start-up will occur somewhere between July November, 2006. 

Finances: A financial plan listing proposed capital expenditures and projecting the landfill fund balance was presented to the Board about 6 months ago.  Currently, the fund balance remains on target as projected (attached).   The C&D recycling operation represents a significant capital investment for the landfill fund and actual costs will be better known prior to the June 8, 2006 Board work session. 

C&D Recycling Operation: The planned C&D operation will offer the following recycling & re-use activities: 

(a)    recover cardboard to bale and sale

(b)   recover pallets to grind for mulch and/or boiler fuel

(c)    stockpile inert materials (concrete, brick, block) for future grinding to serve as road base

(d)   recover asphalt shingles to grind & use for internal roads

(e)    recover glass to grind for sale & use as road base

(f)     recover tires to grind for leachate recirculation material

(g)    recover metal for sale

(h)    recover re-usable items for sale

(i)      recover plastic for sale

(j)     the C&D waste residue will be ground and used as alternative daily cover.


Markets are needed for drywall and treated wood products.  These will be challenging materials to divert from the landfill within regulatory guidelines.   

In summary, the C&D recycling project remains on track.  Construction and procurement of needed equipment will be ongoing for the next 6 months.  Staff will be recommending a proposed equipment layout and operation to the Board in June.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Review progress to date and provide feedback on the development plan.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

See attached chart.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Environmental Services
Budget Office
Finance Department 


  1. Financial Projections
  2. Site Plan

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