Salem County IA Landfill Expansion

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The Salem County Improvement Authority (SCIA) recently completed clean water improvements at its landfill that are being funded with approximately $7 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJ I-Bank. Including interest cost savings, total savings for this project is estimated to be $703,729, over the 20-year term of the loan or 11% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 79 direct construction jobs.

The landfill cell construction provided environmentally sound disposal of Salem County's solid waste in compliance with County and State solid waste management policies and regulations. The landfill cell included a double-composite liner system designed and constructed in accordance with NJDEP regulations and the SCIA solid waste facility permit to protect ground and surface water quality. The project includes an approximately eight-acre landfill cell, which is one phase of a 31-acre landfill expansion.

Benjamin H. Laury, Salem County Commissioner Director, stressed the importance of the project. “Our Improvement Authority is committed to environmental and financial responsibility. Expanding our landfill and protecting water quality has been an ongoing goal, and the NJ Water Bank has saved our ratepayers money every step of the way.”

This project was designed by the Alaimo Group and constructed by Wyndham Construction LLC.

Picture courtesy of the Alaimo Group.

Published 8/10/2021