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October 5, 2018

2018 San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Annual Biosolid Hauling

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2018 San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Annual Biosolid Hauling

Beginning the first week of October through approximately the first week of November, the annual harvesting event conducted by the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will commence. The biosolids will be prepared for transport using dewatering techniques and stockpiling material prior to loading at the Wastewater Facility. Once trucks are loaded, the material will be hauled to Newby Island Landfill for disposal. Trucks hauling biosolid materials will remain on internal roadways to transport biosolids from the Wastewater Facility to Newby Island. Travel distance between the two facilities is less than one mile.

Due to the potential odors associated with this operation, the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will take steps to mitigate potential odors through the use of odor neutralizers, timing of excavation operations, etc. In addition, Newby Island Landfill, which will be receiving these materials, has selected a location on the west side of the property, furthest away from any potential odor receptors in the community. Both the Wastewater Facility and Newby Island have planned to implement project specific odor abatement controls and procedures to abate any potential malodorous emissions.

In addition to the standard odor abatement controls, Newby Island will apply additional odor neutralizing solution to the biosolids and surrounding areas. The neutralizer will be delivered via water truck, misting lines and mobile fan deployment. The site also plans to utilize a biofilter on top of the material stockpile placed weekly until delivery is completed. The odor neutralizer in combination with the biofilter proved very effective last year during this project and Newby plans to implement the same controls to ensure the similar results.

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July 19, 2018

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes - April 19, 2018

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February 12, 2018

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes - January 18, 2018

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September 19, 2017

2017 San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Annual Biosolid Hauling

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2017 San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Annual Biosolid Hauling

On September 26th through approximately the first week of November, the annual harvesting event conducted by the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will commence. The biosolids will be prepared for transport using dewatering techniques and stockpiling material prior to loading at the Wastewater Facility. Once trucks are loaded, the material will be hauled to Newby Island Landfill for disposal. Trucks hauling biosolid materials will remain on internal roadways to transport biosolids from the Wastewater Facility to Newby Island. Travel distance between the two facilities is less than one mile.

 

Due to the potential odors associated with this operation, the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will take steps to mitigate potential odors through the use of odor neutralizers, timing of excavation operations, etc. In addition, Newby Island Landfill, which will be receiving these materials, has selected a location on the west side of the property, furthest away from any potential odor receptors in the community. Both the Wastewater Facility and Newby Island have planned to implement project specific odor abatement controls and procedures to abate any potential malodorous emissions.

 

In addition to the standard odor abatement controls, Newby Island will apply additional odor neutralizing solution to the biosolids and surrounding areas. The neutralizer will be delivered via water truck, misting lines and mobile fan deployment. The site also plans to utilize a biofilter on top of the material stockpile placed weekly until delivery is completed. The odor neutralizer in combination with the biofilter proved very effective last year during this project and Newby plans to implement the same controls to ensure the similar results.

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September 8, 2017

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes - July 20, 2017

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May 10, 2017

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes - April 20, 2017

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April 10, 2017

Newby Island Gas Recovery Project

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Newby Island Gas Recovery Project

The most recent landfill gas recovery expansion project has been completed. The landfill has added 29 vertical and 1 horizontal gas extraction wells within recently filled areas. 13 of the 29 new vertical wells have been outfitted with liquids extraction systems, including pneumatic pumps, air lines and liquid force main piping. Along with the additional extraction locations, the project included upsizing multiple segments of header pipe to increase the vacuum and flow capacity in select locations.

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January 31, 2017

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes – January 19, 2017

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January 18, 2017

Newby Island Landfill Gas Recovery Project

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Newby Island Landfill Gas Recovery Project

The current landfill gas recovery expansion project includes the installation of an additional 29 vertical and 1 horizontal gas extraction wells within recently filled areas. Once installed, the new wells will be evaluated for liquid levels and if necessary outfitted with liquids extraction systems, including pneumatic pumps, air lines and liquid force main piping. The vacuum piping network, including the main header line, will be extended to provide the new wells with sufficient system pressure to effectively extract, collect, and convey gases to the flare station.

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January 18, 2017

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes – October 20, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Odor Assessment Report for the Newby Island Facility

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Odor Assessment Report for the Newby Island Facility

The Odor Assessment Report for the Newby Island Facility (Planning File No. PD14-014, for the increase in landfill height) is available for public review at www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=5228

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September 8, 2016

Biosolid Hauling Planned for September 12 - October 24, 2016

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Biosolid Hauling Planned for September 12 -October 24, 2016

The San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will be moving biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant September 12 – October 24, 2016 to the Newby Island Landfill. Each day the waste water treatment plant will truck the biosolids from the plant to the landfill through a back access gate (trucks will not travel on public roads). It is anticipated that 120 to 180 loads of biosolids will be moved per day.

Upon arrival at Newby Island, the biosolids will be disposed of as alternative daily cover. Because Newby Island’s active disposal face is kept at a minimum, it will not be necessary to use all received biosolids on a daily basis. The extra material will be stockpiled near the active face for use at a later time.

Newby Island intends to implement various Best Available Control Technologies and Best Management Practices, which include:

  1. Limit activity based on wind conditions
  2. Odor neutralizer misting lines and mobile fans
  3. Odor neutralizing surfactant, applied with water trucks
  4. Keeping haul route clean of any residual biosolids that may fall off the truck
  5. Placing a bio-filter layer on top of the temporary stockpile to mitigate odor emissions
  6. Maintain close contact with BAAQMD to mitigate odor migration
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July 26, 2016

Newby Island Operational Update

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Newby Island Operational Update

  1. Installation of 30 additional landfill gas extraction wells and approx. 3,500 linear feet of landfill gas header pipe which expanded the gas collection system into recently filled areas of the landfill
  2. Installation of additional Odor Neutralizer misting lines along the perimeter of the landfill and recyclery to mitigate odor migration
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July 26, 2016

July 21 Meeting Minutes

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SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes - July 21, 2016

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May 13, 2016

SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes - April 21, 2016

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April 21 Meeting Minutes

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April 20, 2016

Newby Island Resource Recovery Park Updates

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Recovery Park Updates

Newby Island Resource Recovery Park implemented a number of upgrades to its facilities including: 

  1. Replacement of manual door operating systems with motor-driven systems on the main recyclery doors.  Operations have been updated to include closure of the doors system when material receipt ceases at the end of the operating day.  Vinyl strip doors were installed along the entire eastern edge of the recycling center building to provide additional reduction in odor potential.
  2. The already extensive scented misting system was expanded to the south west corner of the recycling facility. 
  3. Expansion of the extensive landfill gas collection and control system including the addition of nearly 30 new extraction wells, a dual-extraction liquid removal system, and upgrades to the collection header system were recently completed.

 

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April 20, 2016

January 21 Meeting Minutes

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SBOSG Quarterly Meeting Minutes – January 21, 2016

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