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Municipal Food Waste Collections at Transfer Stations in Franklin County: 3 different models

Municipal Food Waste Collections at Transfer Stations in Franklin County: 3 different models

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    • Municipal Food Waste Collections at Transfer Stations in Franklin County: 3 Different Models Amy Donovan Program Director Franklin County Solid Waste Management District Greenfield, MA
    • Franklin County Solid Waste Management District
      • Bernardston
      • Buckland
      • Charlemont
      • Colrain
      • Conway
      • Deerfield
      • Erving
      • Gill
      • Hawley
      • Heath
      • Leverett
      • Leyden
      • Montague
      • New Salem (since 2009)
      • Northfield (since 2008)
      • Orange?? (considering…)
      • Rowe
      • Shelburne
      • Sunderland
      • Warwick (starts in May!)
      • Wendell
      • Whately (since 2003)
      22 member towns : 17 transfer stations, 4 curbside, 3 municipal organics programs (TS)
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    • Organics composting accepts materials previously destined for trash = less MSW
      • (“Organics”=“Commercial”=“On-Farm”=“Food Waste”)
      • Generally accepts:
      • All food including items not composted at home:
        • Meat, chicken, fish, bones, dairy, fats, oils
          • (bread, veggies, fruits)
      • All paper including non recyclable :
        • Paper cups, paper plates, napkins, paper towels, waxed cardboard, waxed paper, soiled pizza boxes, soiled paper, soiled paper bags, flour/ sugar bags, egg cartons, paper packaging
      • Wood: skewers, chopsticks, coffee stirrers, sporks
      • “ Compostable plastic:” PLA cups, certain bags
      • NO plastic, metal, glass!
    • Benefits to municipality/ community
      • Save money on tipping fees:
        • MSW: $73 - $75/ ton
        • Organics: $45/ ton
      • Save on hauling costs: less MSW trips to landfill or incinerator.
      • Town events, schools, sometimes businesses/ restaurants can participate.
      • Supports local commercial composting facilities = local business.
      • Finished compost available for residents to purchase.
      • Mitigate climate change!
        • Organics in landfill = methane = greenhouse gas
    • Tons MSW/ Household/ Year
      • State average (per Carolyn Dann’s study):
        • 1 ton/ household/ year
      • Comparison of some Franklin County towns:
      • No PAYT: Heath 0.88 tons/ household
      • PAYT w/ yard waste: Deerfield 0.74 t./hh
      • PAYT & food waste but not yard waste:
        • New Salem 0.47 tons/ household/ year
        • Northfield 0.44 tons/ household/ year
    • Pioneer Valley: Location, Location, Location!
    • Municipal Food Waste Collection: Whately Transfer Station
      • 2003: pilot program funded through a DEP technical assistance grant. First organics program in state!?
      • Six 68-gallon wheeled carts w/ bungee cords
      • Trash can filled w/ sawdust; cover food waste w/ sawdust
      • Town employee delivers weekly to farm (4.2 miles)
      • Destination: Bear Path Farm (Bill Obear), Whately, MA
      • Farm also accepts food waste from Whately Elementary
      • Organics collection = free to res; PAYT trash = $2/bag
      • Whately’s 2010 recycling rate: 45%
      • Estimated 10 tons collected in 2010
      • Pop: 1500
    • Whately Transfer Station
    • Windrows Bear Path Farm, Whately, MA
    • Bear Path Farm, Whately, MA Winter windrows - active Bear Path Farm, Whately, MA Winter windrows - older Turning the windrows
    • School food waste being mixed in.  The mix is: bedding +  manure + bedding + manure / food waste + bedding + manure + bedding +  manure + bedding. Total of nine 2+ cubic yard buckets.  These items are then mixed in place and then transported to a windrow.
    • Whately Financials/ Tonnages/ Results
      • Organics disp. = free to res; PAYT trash = $2/bag
      • Estimated 10 tons collected in 2010
      • No tipping fees: farm owner on Whately Solid Waste Comm., wants nitrogen = food waste
      • Town pays hourly employee to deliver
      • Total cost: about $335/ year
      • Avoided disposal costs: $860
        • Tip fees: 10 t. x $73 = $730
        • Hauling fees: about $130
      • Total $ saved: about $525/ year
      • District initiated program (w/ DEP permission)
      • Started May of 2008: Town/ District funded
      • Triple T Trucking: 2 yd dumpster
      • Picked up weekly: flat rate $75/ mo.
        • (Upgrade to 3 yd. container soon: $105/mo.)
      • Tipped at Martin’s Farm, Greenfield MA
      • Organics collection = free to res; PAYT trash = $1.50/bag
      • Northfield 0.44 tons MSW/ household/ year (MA avg. 1 t.)
      • Northfield 2010 recycling rate: 39%
      • Estimated 24 tons/ year
      • Pop: 3,000
      Municipal Food Waste Collection: Northfield Transfer Station
    • Northfield Transfer Station: 2 yd dumpster
    • Martin’s Farm in Greenfield accepts compost from schools: Pioneer HS, Northfield, Bernardston, Deerfield, Erving, Sunderland, Granby, Amherst, more.. and markets: Big Y stores, Greenfield Stop & Shop, McCusker’s, Greenfields Market plus Shelburne Falls Compost Collaborative, more… Windrow turner at Martin’s Farm
    • PR: front page article the week program started
    • Collection Bucket, Metal Sign
    • Northfield Financials/ Tonnages/ Results
      • Organics disp. = free to res; PAYT trash =$1.50/bag
      • 2 yd. dumpster p/u weekly: flat rate $75/ mo.
        • (Upgrade to 3 yd. container soon : $105/mo.)
      • Estimated 24 tons/ year
      • Total cost: $900/ year
      • Avoided MSW disposal costs: $2284.00/ year
        • Tip fees: 24 t. x $75/ton = $1,800
        • Hauling fees: about $242/ haul (10-14 t/ haul)= $484
      • Total $ saved: $1,384/ year
    • Municipal Food Waste Collection: New Salem Transfer Station
      • Started July 2009
      • Hauler/ compost facility provides 20 gallon Brute trash cans
      • Destination: Clear View Composting (Rick Innes), Orange, MA
      • Facility also accepts organics from Swift River Elementary, other schools/ events/ camps/ centers
      • pop
      • Organics collection = free to res; PAYT trash = $1.50 /bag
      • New Salem’s 2010 recycling rate: 38%
      • New Salem: 0.47 tons MSW/ household/ year (MA avg. 1 t.)
      • Estimated 3.10 tons organics
      • collected in FY 2010
      • Pop: 1,000
    • New Salem Transfer Station: 20 gal barrels
    • Clear View Composting Orange, MA
    • New Salem Financials/ Tonnages/ Results
      • Organics disp. = free to res; PAYT trash = $1.50 /bag
      • Hauler/ compost facility provides 20 gallon Brute trash cans, p/u weekly
      • Estimated 3.1 tons collected in FY 2010 (pop. 1,000)
      • Cost of program: $392/year
      • Avoided MSW disposal costs: $310.00
        • Tip fees for MSW: 3.1 t. x $73/ton = $226
        • Hauling fees: about $270/ haul (10 t/ haul)= $84
      • Total $ saved: -$82.00 (deficit)
    • Future Programs
      • Warwick, MA will begin organics collection May 2011
      • Orange, MA is seriously considering: could start in May 2011
      • Both would be serviced by Clear View Composting, Orange, MA
      • More towns to follow...
      • Questions?
      • Amy Donovan Program Director Franklin County Solid Waste Management District 50 Miles Street Greenfield, MA 01301 Tel: (413) 772-2438 [email_address] www.franklincountywastedistrict.org