Solar Panels, ClosureTurf, and Roadway Reclamation (Oh My!) Mini-Technical Seminar
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @10am
7224 Division Hwy
Narvon, PA 17555
Presentation and tour followed by networking lunch.
Participants should wear closed toe shoes
ATTENDEES WILL EARN 3 CEUs
Chester County Solid Waste Authority recently completed several innovative projects which will be presented:
Solar Panels: Panels were installed on top of the closed and capped Mountain Top Landfill, an unlined quarry fill. Once connected, the panels will produce 431.5 KW DC or 300 KW AC.
ClosureTurf: Construction was recently completed on an 8-acre section of ClosureTurf, the third ClosureTurf installation at the facility. ClosureTurf is a three-component final cover system comprised of a structured geomembrane, an engineered turf, and a specialized sand infill. Use of this final cover system eliminates the layer of final cover soils necessary above geosynthetics.
Roadway Reclamation: The main haul road through the landfill was reclaimed by milling down 15 inches while mixing in 7% by volume Portland Cement followed by a double asphalt chip seal. The process greatly reduces maintenance compared to a typical gravel roadway. The project also included radar investigation to find stormwater piping under the road and vacuum-truck cleaning of a 36-inch storm drain.
Email Chanda@keystoneswana.org for details to join the meeting.
All members are welcome.
Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Chapter Officers.
Millfair Compost and Recycling Center Mini-Technical Seminar
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @10am
Millfair Compost and Recycling Center
2301 Millfair Road
Erie, PA 16506
GPS directions should take you directly to the site. Site is located on the east side of the bridge.
Participants should wear closed toe shoes. Bring safety glasses and vests if you have them. If not, they will be provided.
The Millfair Compost and Recycling Center is an inter-municipal effort between Millcreek and Fairview Townships (Erie County) that is located on the border of the two municipalities. The 5-acre composting facility has been open since 2004 and receives approximately 25,000 visitors each year.
Utilizing windrow-style composting methods, this facility accepts 1,500 tons of leaf waste and 5,000 tons of yard waste annually. The organic waste is processed into high quality compost and mulch products, which is then made available for sale back to residents, landscapers, and businesses of the community.
Composting leaf and yard waste is one small way communities can conserve natural resources and close the loop on recycling organics.
CONFERENCE VENUE AND LODGING
One North Second Street
Meeting will be held immediately following the Fall Conference.
Articles can be submitted year round and do not need to be original as long as they are properly credited to the source.
Photos should be send in a .jpeg,.bmp, .eps, .tif, etc. (no pdfs). You may also reach Alison at 717-737-8326.
Advertise in the Newsletter
You may also choose to advertise in The Keystone and support the Chapter Scholarship Fund. The Keystone Newsletter Advertising Request is attached for your convenience.
Ads can be color or black and white. The rate schedule is as follows:
Business Card $75 (3 or more issues, $60 per issue) 3.5 L x 2
1/4 page $150 (3 or more issues, $125 per issue) 3.5 L x 5 H
1/2 page $250 (2 or more issues, $200 per issue) 7.75 L x 5 H OR
3.5 L x 10.5 H
Whole page $450 (2 or more issues, $400 per issue) 7.75 L x 10.5 H
Please coordinate advertising with Alison D'Airo of Barton & Loguidice.
Visit KeystoneSWANA.org for more details
Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of
Solid Waste Association of North America
1610 Russell Road, Lebanon, PA 17046
866 GO SWANA (467-9262)