CARROLL C&D  WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY

LANDFILLING

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);

  • Wall coverings;

  • Plaster;

  • Drywall;

  • Plumbing Fixtures;

  • Insulation;

  • Roofing shingles and other roof coverings;

  • Asphaltic pavement;

  • Glass;

  • 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;

  • Carpeting;

  • Furniture;

  • Appliances;

  • Liquid wastes;

  • Sludge or other waste with a solids content less than 20%;

  • Radioactive waste;

  • Lead acid batteries;

  • Medical waste;

  • Friable asbestos;

  • Corrugated container board;

  • Source separated yard waste; and,

  • Containers larger than 10 gallon capacity which have not been rendered incapable of holding liquids.

WASTE SCREENING

The Facility employs a screening process that ensures only acceptable waste is accepted for disposal.

Once a customer and potential waste stream have been identified, an initial determination of the acceptability of the waste is made, considering whether the waste is authorized for disposal.  Once it is established that the waste stream is not known to be prohibited, the ensuing special waste review process will confirm the acceptability of the material and generate the appropriate documentation.

The Generator has the responsibility of characterizing the waste stream, and will consider many factors, including, but not limited to:

  • Processes and sources that generated the waste;

  • Raw materials and chemicals comprising the waste;

  • Potential chemical reactions; and,

  • Physical characteristics.

The Facility will randomly select and unload waste collection vehicles to inspect for unauthorized wastes.  A record of the inspection is kept on premises and available for NYSDEC review, ensuring only authorized waste is accepted.

IS IT HAZARDOUS?

The Facility will not accept any hazardous material for disposal.

The first step in determining if the waste is defined as hazardous waste is to determine if the waste is excluded from hazardous waste regulations by reviewing the NYSDEC solid waste management code. 

 

If waste is not excluded, characterization as a hazardous waste can be made in one of two ways:

  1. If it exhibits one or more characertistics of a hazardous waste, I.E:

    • Toxicity;​

    • Ignitability;

    • Corrosivity; or,

    • Reactivity.

  2. If it is listed in 40 CFR Part 261.30 through 261.33 or 6 NYSCRR 371.4 as a hazardous waste, defined by the following categories:​

    • F Codes - Waste from Nonspecific Sources (e.g. generic industrial processes);​​

    • K Codes - Wastes from Specific Sources; or

    • U and P Codes - Commercial Chemical Products.

LANDFILL DESIGN

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.

Rush, NY, USA