ARM Receives SWANA Excellence Award at WASTECON

SWANA 2 updateARM and the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) accepted the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Landfill Management category for the Lanchester Landfill facility at SWANA 1SWANA’s Wastecon 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

WASTECON is the premier solid waste industry-focused conference, bringing together solid waste professionals and recognizing leaders in effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, worker and community health and safety, and successful public education and outreach programs.

Lanchester Landfill is operated by CCSWA and has the responsibility to provide solid waste disposal for 49 communities in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Three times in the past 25 years, Lanchester Landfill approached its permitted capacity. CCSWA selected ARM Group to develop Alternative disposal plans and options. ARM and CCSWA evaluated each expansion option in terms of capacity, development cost per ton of capacity, technical and operational factors, and regulatory and community acceptance considerations. After careful examination of the alternatives, the answer reverted to expansion of Lanchester as the most feasible option. In addition, the regulatory climate rendered financing other options difficult or impossible.

ARM developed innovative design solutions and completed construction of the expansions. ARM also assisted the CCSWA in developing solutions to mitigate visual impacts and addressing local community concerns.