Solid Waste Management CIP Project

Orange County Solid Waste hosted two community engagement meetings to discuss the current CIP Project. Both meetings discussed the closure of Bradshaw Quarry Rd. and Ferguson Rd. Waste & Recycling Centers and the proposed location of the new Waste & Recycling Center. 

Notice of Suspension of Orange Grove Road Site Consideration

CIP Project Information Documents

Orange County Solid Waste Neighborhood Information Meetings FAQs (English)

Orange County Solid Waste Neighborhood Information Meetings FAQs (Spanish)

Orange County Solid Waste Facility Preliminary Plan - Appendix A

Notice of Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM) for Non-Residential Site Plan Review: Orange County Solid Waste Convenience Center

Orange County Solid Waste Facility Preliminary Site Plan Map

Orange County Solid Waste Facility Preliminary Site Plan Map (Revised)


Site Assessment Information

TRC Engineering has been hired to conduct the following:

  1. Mark or Flag the perimeter of the Property improvements; this will begin on October 9, 2023.
  • Markings will be colored flagging tied to existing vegetation or stakes to be set at approximate 50 ft. intervals (or less as needed) and at corners or changes in direction.
  1. Conduct Soil and Groundwater Environmental Analysis: Date to be determined. Once a date has been determined, OCSWM will notify NIM participants via email and post on the Solid Waste Management website.
  • TRC will mobilize to the site of the proposed Orange County Solid Waste facility to conduct an assessment of existing soil and groundwater conditions.
  • The purpose of our assessment will be to identify baseline (background) soil and ground water conditions and evaluate potential impacts (if any) from the residuals spray irrigation field 11-8 currently operated by Orange Water and Sewer Authority.

TRC’s assessment will consist of the advancement of two soil borings on the northern and southern portions of the site and the installation of two temporary groundwater monitoring wells. If access is possible, the borings will be advanced with a truck-mounted Geoprobe® Direct Push Technology (DPT) rig. If access is an issue, TRC may choose to complete the borings utilizing a hand auger and manual labor.  Based on TRC’s knowledge of the regional groundwater elevations in the vicinity of the site, it is anticipated that groundwater will be encountered at a depth of 10-15 feet below land surface (bls).  TRC will collect a composite soil sample from each boring at four-foot intervals from acetate sleeves until groundwater is encountered.  Upon collection of the soil and water samples, TRC will transfer the soil and water samples into laboratory-supplied containers, and submit the samples to a North Carolina-certified lab for analyses of the following:

                                    Soil Analysis

Arsenic

Iron

Zinc

Aluminum

Mercury

Oil and grease

Barium

Magnesium

Nitrate

Calcium

Manganese

Nitrite

Copper

Potassium

Total Phosphorous

Cadmium

Nickel

 

Total Chromium

Lead

 

 

                                    Water Analysis

Arsenic

Aluminum

Barium

Chemical Oxygen Demand

Fecal Coliform

Total Coliform

Calcium

Copper

Cadmium

Total Chromium

Chloride

Iron

Magnesium

Manganese

Mercury

Total Ammonia

TKN (as N)

Nitrate

Nitrite

Nickel

Lead

Oil and Grease

Phenol

Phosphorous

Orthophosphate

Potassium

Total Dissolved Solids 

Total Organic Carbon

pH

Specific Conductance

Zinc

Sulfate

 

 

Following sample collection,  TRC will abandon the wells in accordance with 15A NCAC 02C.0113

Wells Map

  1. Preliminary Traffic Investigation & Traffic Impact Analysis: Date has not been determined. When a date is determined, OCSWM will notify NIM participants via email and post on the Solid Waste Management website.  
Video from the Aug. 25, 2023, NIM
Video from the Aug. 29, 2023, NIM