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Description

This project will update the existing Material Recycling Center (MRF) with state of the art equipment to increase commingled processing capacity to 200 - 240 tons per day (TPD). This includes a minor modification of the existing MRF building to increase storage capacity for both incoming and baled material. Equipment will be substantially replaced because the existing equipment is incompatible with modern recycling processing technology. An updated facility will have higher operation uptime (90% rather than the current 83%) and produce higher quality product that can receive higher prices in the market.

Features of the renovated facility include removing glass at the beginning of sorting to reduce wear and tear on equipment, improved sorting screens, optical sorting, high efficiency electric motors, and reduced reliance on labor for sorting. An upgrade to the facility's electrical capacity may be added if it is determined that the current facility cannot handle the load needed after the renovation. This design will allow for the future addition of single stream processing equipment within the existing facility to receive and process recyclables from other jurisdictions, if expansion to a regional concept is supported in an effort to improve the recycling program's cost-benefit ratio.
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Phase

Final Design Stage

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$20.35M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$8.45M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Location

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Estimated Schedule

The project will begin in Spring FY22 and is scheduled for completion in FY23.
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Justification

The current commingled processing system at the Recycling Center (MRF) was installed in 1991 and upgraded in 2002 to process 10 tons per hour (TPH) or 80 tons per day (TPD). Due to increased population, expanded material mix, and increased resident participation, the MRF currently receives 130 - 150 TPD of commingled material, almost double the current capacity. To keep up with the incoming volume, the MRF must export 40 - 45% of the commingled material received at an annual cost of approximately $1.2 million.
After almost 30 years of operation, the majority of the current system components have operated beyond their useful life, causing frequent downtime and high repair and maintenance costs. Replacement parts are increasingly difficult to source for some equipment. This project's improvements will reduce operating costs, increase revenue from the sale of recyclables, increase processing efficiency, and continue to provide high quality recycling services to the County.
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Fiscal Note

The Solid Waste Enterprise Fund is self-supporting through user fees, and revenue from the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund will be the source of repayment of the Solid Waste Revenue Bonds.
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Coordination

Maryland Environmental Service, Department of Permitting Services. Special Capital Projects Legislation [Bill No. 23-21E] was adopted by Council June 29, 2021.
Budget Snapshot
$20.35M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$8.45M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP802201
Date Last Modified01/05/22
Administering AgencyEnvironmental Protection
CategoryRecycling and Resource Management
SubCategoryRecycling and Resource Management
Planning AreaRockville
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision810081000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction1954001109084508450000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures2035001190084508450000000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Solid Waste Disposal810081000000000
Revenue Bonds1954001109084508450000000
Total Funding Sources2035001190084508450000000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request8450
Year First AppropriationFY22
Appropriation FY 24 Request0
Last FY's Cost Estimate20350
Cumulative Appropriation11900
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance11900