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 –
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.
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.
used/new equipment (to allow rapid start-up)
Depending on the how the
County proceeds, C&D recycling start-up will occur somewhere
between July – November, 2006.
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:
cardboard to bale and sale
pallets to grind for mulch and/or boiler fuel
inert materials (concrete, brick, block) for future grinding
to serve as road base
asphalt shingles to grind & use for internal roads
to grind for sale & use as road base
to grind for leachate recirculation material
re-usable items for sale
plastic for sale
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
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.