Regional Recovery and Recycling Residue Facility

Proposed Regional Recovery and Recycling Residue Facility (RRRF)

About

The Town of Brookhaven is proposing to construct a Regional Recovery and Recycling Residue Facility (“RRRF“) and associated infrastructure (the “Proposed Action” or “Project”) in the eastern portion of the 534±-acre Brookhaven Solid Waste Management Facility (the “Existing SWMF”). The Proposed Action, which has been designed to be in compliance with the regulations promulgated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in 6 NYCRR Parts 360-366, Solid Waste Management, will be constructed on approximately 121 acres (the “Project Site”) that is distinct and separate from the disposal cells of the existing 270±-acre Town Landfill (the only remaining active portion is referred to as “Cell 6”) located about 1,000 feet to west of the proposed site, within the Existing SWMF.

Project Site

The Project Site would contain a 59±-acre area that will comprise the Regional RRRF waste footprint. The remainder of the Project Site will consist of the Regional RRRF’s necessary infrastructure of internal roads and dedicated stormwater pre-treatment and infiltration basins, as well as a dedicated leachate collection and processing facility with an associated loading bay to facilitate leachate transport off-site. Other than site access and worker parking, all activities associated with the operation of the proposed Regional RRRF would be fully contained within the Project Site. The proposed perimeter roadway would be connected to the network of existing roadways on the Existing SWMF property. The Project Site would be accessed via an existing curb cut on Horseblock Road. Trucks servicing the Project Site would enter from Horseblock Road, continue west after stopping at the existing scale house facility (for weighing), and then continue south, entering the Project Site from the west. Otherwise, the proposed RRRF and the remainder of the existing SWMF are discrete and independent from each other.

Results

Overall, implementation of the proposed action would allow Brookhaven to provide a long term, sustainable, resilient source of WTE ash management for Long Island, which is necessary to allow the Region to continue converting their waste to clean, renewable energy, to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and to provide a significant contribution to solving the regional solid waste challenges facing Long Island.

Draft Scope Document

View the Draft Scope Document for the Proposed Regional Recovery and Recycling Residue Facility (RRRF).

Public Scoping Meeting

October 1, 2020 SEQRA Public Scoping Meeting

SEQRA Public Scoping Meeting (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm) for the Proposed Regional Recovery and Recycling Residue Facility (RRRF) at the Town of Brookhaven Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, NY. View Announcement

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Public Comment Period Open

In addition to the comments received at the scoping session, there will be a 30-day written comment period as recommended by the Department of Planning, Environment and Land Management. All written comments must be received no later than Monday, November 2, 2020. Use our online public comment submission form during this time period. 

Project Information

Documents

  1. Proposed Regional Recovery and Recycling Residue Facility – Scoping Meeting Presentation
  2. Full Environmental Assessment Form (Part 1) for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility
  3. Attachment to the Full Environmental Assessment Form (Part 1) for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility
  4. Full Environmental Assessment Form (Part 2) for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility
  5. Full Environmental Assessment Form (Part 3) with Attachment for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility
  6. Resolution Number 2020-0480 - Town Board Resolution of Adoption of Positive Declaration for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility
  7. Town Board Positive Declaration for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility - August 27, 2020
  8. Draft Scoping Document for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility
  9. Site Location Map for the Proposed Brookhaven Recovery and Recycling Residual Facility