Project: Landfill Services
Provide a range of
engineering services for a Joint
Powers Authority's landfill
BVA has provided
on-going landfill engineering services to assist with a variety
of operations requirements at the
Since the creation of a joint powers authority organized to
consolidate the solid waste services of five neighboring cities
and the county, BVA has provided extensive engineering and technical support to the authority.
BVA engineers have assisted with the operation of the authority's
landfills, provided engineering services, and filled interim staffing
positions. Our work has provided valuable insight not only for
future engineering projects but also for new planning and operations
Through several distinct projects, we have provided:
Service Life and Landfill Utilization Evaluations and Closure/Postclosure Fund Balance Evaluations
Includes securing and evaluating
aerial topographic maps from sequential years, evaluating tonnage
reports from gate house tickets, and calculating the refuse-to-soil
ratio and refuse density. BVA updated the closure and postclosure
financial assurance fund balances and reported these amounts to
the state governing board.
Landfill Operations Evaluations
Includes a periodic review
of the performance of the landfill operators to confirm waste
receipt and conformance of handling and placement procedures to
contractual obligations and local and state requirements. Typically
we performed these evaluations two or three times each year.
Management of Water Quality Sampling and Reporting Consultants
Includes oversight of the groundwater consultants performing
routine monitoring activities and report preparation. BVA reviewed
the monitoring results, making changes and adjustments as needed.
Also, BVA assisted the authority with its evaluation monitoring
and correction action programs.
General Engineering and Solid Waste Planning Consulting Services
BVA performed an analysis of disposal options, including an evaluation
of the economic and non-economic options the authority should
consider in providing long-term disposal capacity to its member
agencies. We have evaluated vertical and horizontal expansion
designs for several of the landfills, provided solid waste planning
and regulatory and environmental evaluations, designed landfill
gas systems, and established a recycling program.