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Consultants retained by PG County, MD to evaluate alternative technologies.

Fairfax, Virginia based solid waste management consultancy, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, has been tasked by Prince George's County, Maryland, to assist with a procurement activity for waste processing and waste to energy public private partnership infrastructure.

The consultants explained that the effort is part of the County's ongoing efforts to plan for its future solid waste management system as its primary in-County disposal location, Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill in Upper Marlboro reaches its scheduled closing date in 2020.

The County's Office of Central Services has issued a Request for Qualifications which aims at evaluating alternative waste processing and recovery technologies and services that will be implemented as one or more public-private partnerships.

GBB said that this is intended to ensure a long-term, comprehensive, environmentally acceptable, economic, and sustainable solid waste management system for the County by providing one or more facilities to convert non-recyclable Municipal Solid Waste/organics/biosolids/C&D waste to recover recyclable materials and to produce solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel, steam, and/or power.

"We look forward to reviewing the best technologies to help us divert waste from the landfill and recover this valuable resource for renewable energy," commented Adam Ortiz, director for the Department of the Environment for Prince George's County.

"The private public partnership will be beneficial to our County, our communities, and the environment," he added.

Prince George's County, located immediately north, east, and south of Washington, DC, had a population of 871,233 in 2011.

The County's solid waste system provides an array of programs, services, and facilities that together make up a fully integrated system that has been generally self-sufficient to meet the needs of County residences, businesses, and institutions.

Overall, in 2010, the County landfilled approximately 350,000 tons (317,000 tonnes) of MSW at its Brown Station landfill, which is forecasted to reach its permitted capacity in 2020.

The reported recycling rate was approximately 43% in calendar year 2009, which exceeds the goal of 40% set by the Maryland Recycling Network.

Source: Ben Messenger, Waste Management World

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Title Annotation:APPOINTMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, ACQUISITIONS
Publication:Solid Waste Report
Date:Nov 14, 2014
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