Facilities: Frey Farm Landfill
Solid waste that cannot be recycled or burned for energy represents the smallest portion of the waste generated by Lancaster County residents and businesses. This waste is taken to the Frey Farm Landfill where the best available environmental protection practices and technologies are employed. Located along the Susquehanna River, near the village of Creswell in Manor Township, the Frey Farm Landfill is situated in a mainly residential and agricultural area.
Facility Performance for the Frey Farm Landfill in 2012:
Tons Received: 280,649
Average Tons Delivered Daily: 1,096
Inbound Loads Received: 27,164
Average Inbound Loads Per Day: 106
Tons Per Average Inbound Load: 10.33
Average Minutes on Site: 17.9
Volume Utilized for Year: 2.70%
Remaining Volume: 29.84%
Anticipated Year Full: 2019
Annual Density Achieved (lbs/cubic yard): 2,291
Landfill Gas Revenue: $52,631
Landfill Gas Revenue Share: $86,889
Kilowatts of Electricity Generated from Landfill Gas Energy: 18,487,068
Wind Revenue: $58,627
Kilowatts of Electricity Generated from Wind Energy: 5,976,549
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Frey Farm Landfill – Permit # 101389
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How does the landfill operate?
By the very nature of LCSWMA's Integrated System, the material that is landfilled consists mostly of inorganic matter, which produces less gas, odor and litter. To further reduce litter and odor, waste is covered at the end of each day with an inert material—the ash from the Waste-to-Energy Facility. So in addition to putting waste material to beneficial use (burning it for electricity), the ash is substituting for a valuable natural resource, soil.
To prevent landfill liquid (leachate) from leaching into the surrounding environment, a double-composite liner system is utilized along with a network of pipes to collect the leachate, which is pumped to a local municipal treatment plant.
When a portion of the landfill, called a "cell" reaches capacity, it is sealed with a series of capping materials that block precipitation from reaching the waste material. Grass is then planted on top of the closed cell to prevent erosion.
Like all of LCSWMA's facilities, the Frey Farm Landfill is subject to rigorous regulatory oversight. LCSWMA maintains an excellent record of meeting and exceeding all state and federal environmental standards. In fact, the Frey Farm Landfill is the only landfill in Pennsylvania to have never received a violation from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) since the DEP's eFACTS database came online in 1997.
Because of LCSWMA's Integrated System, the Frey Farm Landfill is expected to last