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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 a 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

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

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Estimated Schedule

The project will begin in 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. If the decision is made to finance this project via issuing debt, the County will issue Solid Waste Revenue Bonds, in which case revenue from the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund will be the source of repayment.

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Coordination

Maryland Environmental Service, Department of Permitting Services.

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Budget Snapshot
$20.35M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$20.35M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP802201
Date Last Modified05/04/21
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 FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision81000810081000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction19540001954001109084500000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures20350002035001190084500000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Solid Waste Disposal81000810081000000
Revenue Bonds19540001954001109084500000
Total Funding Sources20350002035001190084500000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 22 Request11900
Last FY's Cost Estimate0
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0