June 21, 2017 - At the 3 pm meeting at Peoria City Hall Room 404. Chairman Steve Morris
welcomed new City Council member Zach Oyler to the committee. He was appointed to take the city representative position held previously by Councilman Tim Riggenbach.
The Foth Engineering report included their detailed assessment of the remaining capacity of the current landfill Cell 2. This landfill is operated by Waste Management. It is expected to reach capacity sometime between 2020 and 2021 and has about 1.4 million cubic yards remaining.
May landfill leachate removal was 29,000 gallons which shows definite improvement from the 5,000 gallons pulled off last year at the same time.
A contract for continued engineering services from Foth was approved for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, based on performance criteria. It was noted Foth reduced their new year costs below the previous year. Currently they are 91.7% through their current contract year with current expenditures at 87.9% of their approved budget. Foth operates and maintains the 90 acre leachate collection system and the landfill gas collection and control system consisting of 69 wells, along with a utility flare gas disposal system. They conduct testing and other compliance and guidance services as necessary.
Waste Management reported 17,028.49 tons municipal garbage received at Cell 2 in May and 1,277.95 tons special waste. Year to date receipts are 75,502.08 tons compared to 78,069.90 tons for the same time period in 2016.
The PDC report indicated that IEPA has approved the NPDES water pollution discharge permit for the new landfill Cell 3 and Household Hazardous Waste collection center, which PDC will be constructing in the future.
PDC also introduced their new hydrologist, Charles Hostetler, who will be monitoring water issues at all the regional PDC landfills.
-- Joyce Blumenshine, Landfill Committee Observer
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