WHAT IS C&D WASTE?
The Facility will accept only non-hazardous Construction and Demolition wastes and other materials allowed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Typical materials expected to be managed by the facility include:
Bricks, concrete, and other masonry materials;
Soil, rock, and other debris from land clearing;
Drill cuttings from oil and gas exploration/production;
Waste soil generated by oil and gas drilling operations;
Wood (including painted, treated and coated wood and wood products);
Roofing shingles and other roof coverings;
Plastics that are not sealed in a manner that conceals other wastes;
Empty buckets ten gallon or less in size and having no more than one-inch residue remaining on the bottom;
Materials containing non-friable asbestos;
Electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous liquids; and,
Piping and other metals that are incidental to the waste.
Specific waste streams that will NOT be accepted include:
Garbage or putrescible waste;
Hazardous waste, including waste exhibiting a toxic characteristic;
Electrical fixtures containing hazardous liquids such as fluorescent light ballasts or transformers;
Fluorescent light bulbs;
Sludge or other waste with a solids content less than 20%;
Lead acid batteries;
Corrugated container board;
Source separated yard waste; and,
Containers larger than 10 gallon capacity which have not been rendered incapable of holding liquids.
The proposed liner system (pictured above) exceeds the State's single composite liner system requirement for a C&D landfill by employing a double composite liner system and underlying groundwater blanket drain and soil liner. This tertiary liner/collection system far outstrips even New York State's liner and monitoring system requirements for a hazardous waste landfill under 6NYCRR Part 373.