The CCIA monitors vehicles entering the SWC facility for compliance. Violations subject to a fine of $4500. Contact NJ DEP at 609-292-6305 for more information.
Working with EPP, The Authority installed a leachate evaporation system from Heartland Water Technology. Heartland’s solution, called the Heartland Concentrator™, is a patented process that can use the hot exhaust from a power plant beneficially for evaporation, creating an energy efficient cogeneration solution. The Authority is set to host an Energy Hub ribbon cutting event on Monday, May 24th at 12:00pm at the Cumberland County Solid Waste Complex located on 169 Jesse Bridge Road, Millville, NJ 08332.
The CCIA’s Solid Waste Complex is 275 acre campus that includes the landfill cells, treatment plant, recycling facilities, vehicle maintenance garage, administration building and gas-to-energy plant. Currently, the Solid Waste Complex is undergoing preparation of three cells on 35 acres which is projected to accommodate the county until 2041.
The CCIA is the only Solid Waste Complex in the State of New Jersey with a direct discharge permit for treated leachate. The treatment facility consists of a combination of both an ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis system used to decontaminate leachate— the liquid sludge that results from rain water and other liquids filtering through the landfill. Leachate must be collected and treated. The treatment facility is capable of treating 70% of all water processed by the plant daily, leading to a 30% difference that cannot be treated safely to directly discharge. The 30% that cannot be treated enters a leachate evaporator system and evaporates tasteless, colorless steam into the environment. By evaporating the leachate concentrate, the CCIA eliminates GHG emissions and environmental risks associated with nearly 1,500 truckloads per year that were previously hauling leachate offsite.