ARM is Bronze and Silver SWANA Excellence Award Winner

2012 SWANA Landfill Reuse Bronze Excellence Award Winner!

Interstate Waste Services South Hadley Landfill & ARM Group, Inc.; South Hadley, Massachusetts

South Hadley Landfill (SHL), LLC, an Interstate Waste Services Company, hired ARM Group Inc. (ARM) in 2006 to begin exploring the feasibility of using a mechanically stabilized earth( MSE) berm to support a vertical expansion in a State (i.e., Commonwealth of Massachusetts) that had never permitted an MSE berm for capacity development at a waste containment facility. Over the course of the next 4 years, ARM worked with the Town of South Hadley and various levels at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to gain approval for the use of an MSE berm to construct what is referred to as the “Cell 2D Vertical Expansion” (Cell 2D) at the SHL.

The Cell 2D expansion at SHL was a successful project that incorporated multiple sustainability concepts and innovations while navigating through policies and permitting procedures that evolved through the course of the project to ensure environmental protection and financial responsibility.  In addition to being the first MSE berm in the state, the project also featured the first ever designed, permitted, and constructed photovoltaic (solar) system on an MSE berm, installed with a patent-pending design by ARM engineers, as shown below:






2012 SWANA Landfill Reuse Silver Excellence Award Winner!

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Turkey Point Renewable Energy Park; Lancaster, Pennsylvania

ARM was the permitting, civil/geotechnical and construction-phase engineer for the construction of the 3.2-MW wind energy project at Turkey Hill Point that was completed in December, 2010. The two (2) 1.6-MW wind turbine generators are supplying approximately 25 percent of the electrical needs for the adjacent Turkey Hill Dairy processing facility.  The $9.5 Million project was completed as a partnership between PPL Renewable Energy, LLC (PPLRE), a subsidiary of PPL Electric Utilities, and the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA). ARM conducted the feasibility studies, site development planning, geotechnical evaluations, wind resource assessment, and natural resource management studies (wetlands, threatened and endangered species, bird migration) to enable design and permitting of the project.

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