SWANA Board Meeting 10am-12pm Lunch hosted by Novato Disposal Service and presentation by Novato Sanitary 12-1pm
Tour Novato Sanitary District or Redwood Landfill 1-2pm
Novato Sanitary District Tour Novato Sanitary District provides wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling for the approximately 56,000 people in Novato. Their state-of-the-art treatment facilities were completed in 2010 and now provide a high quality water for either irrigation or discharge to San Francisco Bay. The treatment plant is capable of treating up to 52 million gallons/day during wet weather although normal flows are 4 to 5 million gallons/day. Treatment includes coarse screening, grit removal, primary settling, aeration, secondary settling, disinfection with ultraviolet light, filtration, and disinfection with sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Waste solids are anaerobically digested.
Redwood Landfill and Recycling Center Tour Redwood Landfill and Recycling Center is a 420 acre facility located in Northern Marin. It has been serving the local community since 1958.
The site includes a 222 acre Class III solid waste disposal facility, handling 500-600 tons of MSW per day.
Landfill gas is collected and destructed at a centralized flare station. Redwood has recently received a permit to convert this facility into a landfill gas-fired power plant, and expects to break ground in 2014. Once completed, this facility will supply green energy to up to 6000 homes.
Mixed construction and demolition debris (C&D) is collected and transferred to a processing center in San Leandro. Redwood is seeking to permit its own C&D processing facility, and expects to break ground by the end of 2014.
Redwood composts 150 tons of residential green and food waste per day in an open windrow composting operation, and supplies high-quality compost certified for organic farming to the local agricultural community. In the Fall of 2013, Redwood broke ground on a new Covered Aerated Static Pile composting facility. This new operation will allow Redwood to increase its composting capacity to 500 tons per day while reducing emissions by half.