Transportation and Beneficial Reuse of Ash Residue Produced at Essex County RRF.
Clean Earth contracted with the Essex County Utilities Authority of Essex County New Jersey to manage transportation and beneficial reuse of the solid waste incinerator ash residue generated at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility (ECRRF) in Newark, New Jersey. The ECRRF generates approximately 220,000 tons of ash residue annually. Approximately 175,000 tons of ash per year was screened and blended with dredged material for shipment off site. Approximately 45,000 tons of the ash per year was loaded directly into rail cars for shipment off site.
Clean Earth subcontracted transportation services to an outside subcontractor. The ash residue is transported via truck to Clean Earth's portside Claremont DMRF facility located in Jersey City, New Jersey, on the Claremont Channel waterway. Upon receipt at the DMRF facility, the ash residue is screened and utilized as an additive to dredged material being processed at the site. Ash residue is loaded into the dredged material processing system to pre-amend the dredged material. The pre-amended dredged material mixed with ash residue is loaded into railcars for transport to Clean Earth?s Bark Camp Abandoned Mine Reclamation Facility in Pennsylvania. When received at Bark Camp, the pre-amended materials are off-loaded and transported via off-road trucks to Clean Earth's staging & processing area at the mine facility. Additional amending reagents are then added to the pre-amended material to create a pozzolanic manufactured fill material. The stabilized material is then used to reclaim designated segments of the mine high-wall.
When not processing dredged material, Clean Earth is fully permitted to deliver ash residue directly to the Bark Camp Abandoned Mine Reclamation Facility in Pennsylvania. Raw ash residue is blended with amending reagents to create and ash grout material. This stabilized material is then used to reclaim designated segments of the mine high-wall.