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Landfill Operations and Closure

Energy Answers has worked with both NY and MA municipalities to operate and manage their lined landfills; to close, or accelerate the closing, of their unlined landfills; and to develop and implement final closure plans. With an unwavering adherence to federal and state regulations, Energy Answers has used innovative management methods and operational procedures to save communities time, money, and resources. Following are several examples of the landfill operations and closure projects that Energy Answers has undertaken.

Springfield, Massachusetts:
Energy Answers operated the ash landfill for the City of Springfield, and contracted with the City for its exclusive use, including several permitted expansions.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts:
Energy Answers operated the City of Pittsfield’s landfill, which was used by residents and by the Pittsfield Resource Recovery Facility for the disposition of some of its ash and for by-pass waste from its annual shutdown. Energy Answers also managed the closure of this landfill.

Carver, Massachusetts:
Energy Answers operated a lined landfill for the Carver/Marion/Wareham Solid Waste Management District. Energy Answers contracted with SEMASS for its exclusive use of this landfill and managed its closure.

Schodack, New York:
Energy Answers managed the municipal landfill for the Town of Schodack in preparation for its closure. This entailed performing all daily operations, including the procurement and screening of acceptable waste. During its management, Energy Answers was able to procure income for the town in excess of the budgeted costs to cap and close the landfill.

Berlin, New York:
Energy Answers managed the municipal landfill on behalf of the towns of Berlin and Petersburg, performing all daily operations including the procurement and screening of acceptable waste. Energy Answers also permitted, operated and closed a supporting gravel and clay mine that was used in the construction of the permanent landfill cap.

Albany, New York:
Energy Answers performed waste flow management services for two accelerated landfill closures in Albany, including scale house and database management and waste procurement.

Lee, Massachusetts:
Energy Answers managed the municipal landfill for the Town of Lee in preparation for its closure. This entailed performing all daily operations including the procurement and screening of acceptable waste.

Rochester, Massachusetts:
Energy Answers managed the municipal landfill for the Town of Rochester in preparation for its closure. Energy Answers performed all daily operations including the procurement and screening of acceptable waste and the construction of a permanent landfill cap.