Old Dominion Landfill Operations
The Out-of-County Waste Transportation and Disposal Program includes
a 15-year contract (with a 5-year extension option) with Brunswick Waste
Management Facility, Inc. for waste transportation and disposal services.
The contract was executed in June 1997 and the initial 15-year contract
term runs through June 30, 2012. Services began October 20, 1997. This
enabled the closure of the Oaks Landfill
in Montgomery County on October 22, 1997.
The original objectives of the contract and associated administration and support requirements were to assure that ash residue from the County's Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), nonprocessible waste such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, and bypass waste (burnable waste not processed at the RRF) generated in Montgomery County and managed at County solid waste facilities was transported to the contractor's facility in Brunswick County, Virginia, and disposed in the County's contracted dedicated disposal cell.
Recently, opportunities became available to recycle the ash residue and additional C&D materials. Since September 9, 2010, ash has been transported to Old Dominion Landfill in Henrico County, Virginia, where it is screened into two grades for use as road base and Alternate Daily Cover (ADC), within the confines of modern permitted landfills owned by Republic Services.
Additional metals removal is also performed during the screening process with magnetic and other equipment on the conveyer lines. All C&D material is processed at the Honeygo Run Facility in Perry Hall, Maryland. Brick, concrete, asphalt, etc. is crushed for use as road base. Soils are screened out and used as landfill cover and metal, cardboard and dimensioned lumber are removed from nonprocessible C&D loads.
From approximately June 1999 - June 2001, an ash recycling pilot was
funded under this program, and about 3,000 tons per month of ash residue
(about 25% of what was generated) was transported to American Ash Recycling
(AAR) in York, PA. Upon the end of the pilot program, the Northeast Maryland
Waste Disposal Authority solicited proposals for various ash beneficial
reuse alternatives. The economic viability and operational feasibility
of future ash recycling alternatives is still being assesed.
The transportation system to the landfill includes a rail haul system
for ash residue and other waste from the RRF and a truck haul system from
the County's Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station and other County locations as needed.
Rail cars carry 20-foot containers of ash at Collier Rail Yard in Petersburg,