solid waste and recycling

December 16, 2019

On behalf of Fiberight, Coastal Resources of Maine, and its project partners at Municipal Review Committee (MRC), SCS Engineers is excited to announce that as of Nov. 1, 2019, commercial operations have begun at the Hampden, Maine advanced solid waste recycling and processing facility.

To achieve commercial operations, the facility began accepting waste in April 2019 and has undergone an extensive ramp-up and commissioning process to integrate the various components of the first of its kind waste recycling and processing facility contracted to accept and process municipal solid waste and recycling from the MRC’s 115 member communities. The facility will begin to offer disposal options to non-MRC communities and independent commercial waste haulers in the region as well.

The new advanced solid waste recycling and processing plant boasts a seven-step next-generation recycling technology that recovers valuable materials from everyday household waste and processes them into value-added products. The facility is the first to integrate separate technologies into one integrated system to process household waste, optimize material recovery, and provide recycling and processing solutions under one roof.

Fiberight spokesperson Shelby Wright stated, “Coastal Resources of Maine is highly efficient and is well-suited to meet the long-term waste processing and recycling needs of our communities in addition to offering valuable feedstock for the fuel and fiber markets in the region.”

With the busy holiday season upon us, Americans are purchasing millions of presents on-line and at stores, and USEPA’s recent announcement that it will be issuing national recycling goals next year, the timing couldn’t be better.






Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am

February 1, 2018

Hundreds of closed landfills in Wisconsin are required to perform groundwater monitoring and reporting. Typically, the frequency of monitoring, size of the monitoring well arrays, and the list of required parameters, was established many years ago as part of the landfill operating permit or closure plan approval. There is a potential to reduce, or terminate landfill monitoring when groundwater quality improvements are documented. WDNR guidance entitled “Reducing or Terminating Groundwater Monitoring at Solid Waste Landfills,” (PUB-WA 1013) provides instructions for requesting reductions to monitoring requirements.

Learn about new revisions to the WDNR guidance, developed with input from the WDNR’s Waste and Materials Management Study Group, which are intended to improve both the range of options for monitoring reductions and the process for requesting reductions. In addition to providing procedures for reduction in monitoring frequency, new revisions to the guidance include procedures for requesting reductions to the required number of monitoring wells and parameters. The revised guidance also provides instructions for communicating monitoring reduction requests to the WDNR review hydrogeologists.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am