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Cecil County Central Landfill Cell 4 Redevelopment

Project Name Cecil County Central Landfill Cell 4 Redevelopment
Location Elkton, Maryland
Contract Value $12,520,000
Period of Performance October 2009 – October 2011
Role Prime Contractor
Significant Project Features Project Gallery History & Location Details Project Description Health & Safety Overview

Significant Project Features

  • Excavation and relocation of approximately 950,000 CY of municipal solid waste to depths of 70 ft BGS.
  • 750,000 CY of earthwork.
  • Removal of the existing 15-acre containment system and installation of a new system consisting of 60-mil HDPE, geocomposite clay layer and 32-ounce geotextile fabric.
  • Installation of a stone leachate collection layer and piping system.
  • Upgrade existing stormwater features.
  • On-site borrow pit development.
  • Awarded Mid Atlantic Chapter of American Public Wastes Association 2012 Project of the Year in the Environmental Projects Category.

History & Location Details

The Cecil County Central Landfill is located in Elkton, Maryland. The Central Landfill is operated by the Cecil County Department of Public Works and is the primary facility for the disposal of solid waste in the county. Based on an engineering evaluation, the county determined that the existing containment system in Cell 4 would not support future landfill expansion. Since Cell 4 is located near the center of the landfill, future disposal facility at the landfill was dependent on replacement of the existing liner and leachate collection system within Cell 4. A new lining system would support a future vertical and horizontal expansion of the landfill disposal areas. Sevenson was awarded the contract to redevelop Cell 4 on a competitive bid basis.

Project Description

The scope of work associated with the landfill expansion included:

  • Relocation of Municipal Solid Waste – Stage A
    The project was staged in two phases to facilitate relocation of waste while building the new landfill cells. Stage A involved the relocation of 500,000 CY of material up to 70 ft deep to a previously lined cell. Material hauled to this cell was placed, compacted and then had a final soil cover with vegetation placed over it to design grades.
  • Removal of the Existing Stage A Liner System
    Upon completion of the waste relocation in Stage A, the existing liner system was removed. The system was removed in such a way as to limit any cross contamination from the existing liner system and the soils below it. The old liner system was placed with the other relocated material.
  • Construction of the new Stage A Liner System
    After the materials from the previous liner system were removed from Stage A, the area was prepared for the installation of the liner system. This work consisted of regarding the site to the design grades, placement of structural fill and a soil subbase layer. After all earthwork activities were complete the components of the liner system and leachate collection system were installed.
  • Relocation of Municipal Solid Waste – Stage B
    Upon completion and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) certification of the liner system, waste materials from Stage B were excavated and hauled for placement into the new Stage A cell.
  • Removal of the Existing Stage B Liner System
    Upon completion of the waste relocation in Stage B, the existing liner system was removed. The system was removed in such a way as to limit any cross contamination from the existing liner system and the soils below it.
  • Construction of the new Stage B Liner System
    After the waste materials were removed from Stage B, the area was prepared for the installation of the liner system. This work consisted of regarding the site to the design grades, placement of structural fill and a soil subbase layer. After all earthwork activities were complete the components of the liner system and leachate collection system were installed.
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Health & Safety Overview

  • All construction occurred at an active landfill.
  • Health and Safety Measures: Level D was used during the majority of the work.
  • Health and Safety Staff: One full time dedicated onsite health and safety officer.
  • All workers had 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Training. Sevenson performs all training required under OSHA 1910.120 in-house by our Certified Industrial Hygienist.

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