October 2012 - Fauquier County
Wasteline Newsletter A Publication by Fauquier County Dept of Environmental Services Extreme Recycling: Second Summer of Mining Old Landfill As you may recall from previous newsletters, Fauquier County has postponed closure of the old landfill since 2008 as part of a pilot program to recover (mine) construction materials with the hope of reusing landfill airspace in the future. Excavation of construction materials from the old landfill continued through August this year to demonstrate to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that the dirt-sized material (fines) serves as an effective cover material for the operating landfill. Recyclable materials such as metal, concrete and vinyl are also being recovered but for landfill mining to be successful, reuse of the fines is essential. A report will be sent to DEQ this fall after all data has been compiled and evaluated. A report summary will be included in a future newsletter. Conveyor Landfill Cell Construction Project Underway Learn More By Visiting Since the last newsletter, a contract has been finalized with New Dominion Construction, Inc. to build a 7-acre landfill cell. Enlarging the storm water pond and drainage system is the first phase of this project to be followed by cell excavation and construction late summer into fall. If you have interest in seeing the various features of a modern landfill and how Fauquier County processes recyclable materials, please schedule time to visit. Visitors are always welcome! Catlett Residential Collection Site: Waste and Recycling Usage by Residents Located in the southeast part of Fauquier County, the Catlett Residential Collection Site is just off Route 28 next to the Catlett fire and rescue. In addition to having compactors for residential waste collection, this site is set up conveniently for residential recycling. This site was visited in calendar year 2011 60,212 times by local residents who dropped off 2,316 tons of material, of which 12.5% was sorted out as recycling. A list of accepted recycling materials is located on the last page of this newsletter. Catlett Collection Site Fall 2012 Inside this issue: Recycling in Fauquier 2 Promoting Recycling 2 The Coolest Can 2 Safety Tip 3 Important Dates 3 List of Recyclables 3 Hours of Operation 3 Fauquier County Environmental Services 6438 College Street Warrenton, VA 20187 Phone: (540) 422-8840 Fax: (540) 422-8841 www.fauquiercounty.gov Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Help Save Our Earth!