Trail Ridge Incremental Closure

City of Jacksonville

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The City of Jacksonville, Florida owns Trail Ridge Landfill, located on the west side of town. This landfill has been used for purposes of disposing over 2,500 tons of municipal waste a day since the early 1990s. This facility is located west of State Road 301 and has a landfill footprint of approximately 144 acres+/-, a top cap elevation of 350’ above sea level and is approx. 225’ above natural ground.  In accordance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) rules and regulations, this facility is required to close in phases within 180 days of final waste placement in each unit, in accordance with the FDEP Solid Waste Permit.

The Phase 3 Area closure at a cost of approximately $3.4 Million included roughly 25 acres of landfill area designed and prepared for closure.  The project included over 37,000 cy’s of clay, 75,000 cy’s of top soil and 121,000 sy’s of sod, as well as over 9,000’ of terrace under drain and 2,100’ of 30” HDPE drainage pipe. After the Phase 3 Area is closed there will be approximately 102 acres +/- of landfill area to be closed in Trail Ridge over the next 4 to 6 years.

The Phase 4 Area closure at a cost of approximately $5.4 Million included roughly 27 acres of landfill area designed and prepared for closure. The project included over 45,000 cy’s of clay, 90,000 cy’s of top soil and 134,000 sy’s of sod as well as over 13,000’ of terrace under drain and 2,300’ of 30” HDPE drainage pipe. After the Phase 4 Area is closed there will be approximately 75 acres of landfill remaining to be closed in Trail Ridge over the next 4 to 6 years.

ETM has also prepared construction drawings, specifications and bid documents for the proposed closure of permitted Phases 5, 6, & 7 (roughly 32 acres) bid in 2015.