Solid Waste Services Volusia County, Florida
- Amendment of Specific Permit Conditions
- On-Site Leachate Treatment Plant Implementation
- Planning Services
- Solid Waste and Air Permit Compliance and Renewal Services
- Citizens Drop-off Center
- Elevated Temperature Study
S2Li has served Volusia County as one of its solid waste consultants since 2006, and the County has utilized S2Li for its most challenging assignments. Initially, the firm was asked to review permit conditions for a recently-issued permit for the Class I cell at the Tomoka Farms Road Landfill (TFRL). S2Li identified problematic conditions, and was able to have these conditions amended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Next, the County was in the process of implementing an on-site leachate treatment facility. S2Li found that the draft plans and specifications would allow for only one bidder. The County asked S2Li to assume responsibilities for the project, which was quickly permitted, designed, and subsequently and successfully, constructed, with S2Li providing post-construction operational assistance.
The County next assigned S2Li the task of preparing a 10-year plan for the TFRL. S2Li prepared opportunities and constraints mapping that clearly indicated assets available for use, as well as impediments to utilization of these assets. Working closely with County staff, a 10-year capital improvements plan was compiled. S2Li presented the plan to the County Council, with staff obtaining unanimous approval.
Among the approved capital expenditures was the development of a multi-bay citizens convenience center, for which S2Li provided permitting, design, and services during construction.
The County utilizes on-site borrow to meet cover material needs. S2Li was asked to initiate a rule change that allows for the use of on-site soils when compiling closure/post-closure estimates. The current rule now provides a mechanism for utilizing this approach, with language close to that originally proposed by S2Li.
S2Li, in conjunction with the University of Central Florida, is investigating an area of elevated temperature within the Class I North Cell of the TFRL. Current research findings are being applied to control the area and allow for continued waste disposal over the area.