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									  Utilities Department
       Solid Waste
Transfer Station Update



    December 1, 2009
      Solid Waste Transfer Station Update


•   Transfer Stations Functions
•   Transfer Stations History
•   Facilities Planning
•   Current Situation
•   Action Plan
      Solid Waste Transfer Station Update


•   Transfer Stations Functions
•   Transfer Stations History
•   Facilities Planning
•   Current Situation
•   Action Plan
       Transfer Stations Functions

• Provide efficient and economical management
  of solid waste
• Make the cost of garbage collection and
  disposal equitable to all residents
• Eliminate thousands of cross-County truck trips
  – Easing traffic on major roads
  – Reduces greenhouse gases
• Transfer stations handle about 60% of the
  County’s Class 1 waste
      Solid Waste Transfer Station Update


•   Transfer Stations Functions
•   Transfer Stations History
•   Facilities Planning
•   Current Situation
•   Action Plan
          Transfer Stations History

• Porter Transfer Station (1972 - present)

• Tangerine Transfer Station (1982 - 1990)

• Tropical Transfer Station (1976 - 1986)

• McLeod Transfer Station (1986 - present)
          Transfer Stations History

• Porter Transfer Station
  – 37 years old
  – Surrounded by residential developments
  – Rated at 187,800 tons/year
  – Currently processing 161,000 tons/year
     • 43,000 tons/year commercial
     • 118,000 tons/year residential
  – One-shift operation
  – Cannot be expanded
         Transfer Stations History

• Porter Transfer Station
             Transfer Stations History

• McLeod Transfer Station
  –   Lease with the City of Orlando
  –   Renovated in 1986
  –   Rated at 250,000 tons/year
  –   Currently processing 235,000 tons/year
       • 185,000 tons/year commercial
       • 50,000 tons/year residential
  – One-shift operation
Transfer Stations History
      Solid WasteTransfer Station Update


•   Transfer Stations Functions
•   Transfer Stations History
•   Facilities Planning
•   Current Situation
•   Action Plan
                  Facilities Planning
• Refuse Disposal
  Facilities Plan -                   Orange County Solid Waste Tons
  1990                    1,000,000
                                             Actual Tons
  – Identified need for    900,000           Projected
                                             Tons
    transfer station in    800,000
    northwest to meet      700,000
    future growth          600,000
  – 187,800 tons/year      500,000
                                      1990      1991       1992   1993   1994   1995
                 Facilities Planning

• 20-acre site
                                      Orange County Solid Waste Tons
  purchased
                        1,000,000
  – Vulcan Road                        Actual Tons
                                       Projected Tons
                         900,000

• Public outreach        800,000

  – Traffic and roads    700,000

    impact               600,000

                         500,000
  – Operations
                         400,000

• Decision to delay                 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999


  construction
                 Facilities Planning

• In 1995 experienced significant reductions in
  solid waste deliveries to transfer stations and the
  landfill
   – New private transfer station

• In 1999 initiated a business plan for the Solid
  Waste Division
   – Impact of new business trends
   – Address financial impact
   – Evaluate options
                 Facilities Planning

• Solid Waste Business Plan
  – Identified additional tonnage needed to maintain
    financial feasibility
  – Flow control was not an option at the time
  – Pursue commitments from municipalities through
    interlocal agreements
     • Apopka, Ocoee and Winter Garden required the County to
       commit to building the transfer station on the northwest
                   Facilities Planning

• Solid Waste Master Plan
  – Initiated in 2006
  – Identified extensive growth in the west and northwest
  – Identified need for new site for transfer station
     • Purchased site no longer met the projected needs
     • More efficient and cost-effective to build a large facility and
       close Porter Transfer Station
     • Estimated capacity of 313,000 tons/year
     • Capacity could be expanded
  – Recommended option – NWWRF
  – Public outreach started in 2007
               Facilities Planning

• Transfer Station
  Siting Effort
  – New consultant with
    design and siting
    background
  – 21 potential sites
    were evaluated
                     Facilities Planning
• Sites were ranked and a
  short list of the top five sites
  was developed
   – Three sites in unincorporated
     Orange County
   – One site in the City of Ocoee
   – One site in the City of Winter
     Garden
• City of Ocoee
   – Amended land use ordinance
• City of Winter Garden
   – Express objections to
     potential site
      Solid Waste Transfer Station Update


•   Transfer Stations Functions
•   Transfer Stations History
•   Facilities Planning
•   Current Situation
•   Action Plan
                      Current Situation

• Again
  experiencing a                               Total Solid Waste by Year

  decline in solid               1,400,000
                                 1,300,000
  waste delivery to              1,200,000
                                 1,100,000
  our facilities          Tons   1,000,000

  – Solid waste                   900,000
                                  800,000
    volumes have                  700,000

    declined 17%                  600,000
                                  500,000
    overall in the last           400,000
    year                                     2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
              Current Situation


• Financial situation has changed
  – Significant expenses
     • Closed two cells
     • Opened new cell
  – Credit Market Challenges
  – Reserves
  – Economic outlook is uncertain
      Solid Waste Transfer Station Update


•   Transfer Stations Functions
•   Transfer Stations History
•   Facilities Planning
•   Current Situation
•   Action Plan
                       Action Plan

• Modify Porter Transfer Station Operations
  – Evaluate interim cost-effective internal efficiencies to
    increase capacity
  – Divert commercial waste from Porter to McLeod
    Transfer Station
     • Makes available a residential capacity of 50,000 tons/year to
       meet future growth
     • Potential financial impact on businesses
                       Action Plan
• Modify McLeod Transfer Station Operations
  – Increase hours of operations
     • 1 ½ shifts
     • Can increase about 125,000 tons/year capacity
     • About 90,000 tons/year available to meet future growth
• Monitor waste volumes closely
• Postponed siting of new transfer station
  – Initiate process again in 2012
                  Action Plan
• Develop a Contingency Plan
  – Economy recovery faster than currently
    projected
  – Acts of Nature
• Contingency Plan
  – Increased hours of operations
  – Potential private-public partnerships with
    existing private transfer stations
Modern Transfer Station
                                    Orange County Solid Waste Tons

1,200,000
                   Actual Tons
                   Projected Tons
1,000,000


 800,000



 600,000



 400,000



 200,000



       0
            1990     1991    1992     1993    1994   1995   1996     1997   1998   1999
       200000
                300000
                         400000
                                  500000
                                           600000
                                                    700000
                                                             800000
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  95
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  96
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  97
19
  98
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  99
20
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20
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                                                                      Class I Tons by Year




  03
20
  04
20
  05
20
  06
20
  07
20
  08
20
  09
                                   Total Solid Waste by Year

1,600,000

1,400,000

1,200,000

1,000,000

 800,000

 600,000

 400,000

 200,000

       0
            1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
                                                   Tons

								
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