Proposed Howell Solid Waste Facility to Process 1,500 Tons of Waste Daily; Hearing Thursday

By July 24, 2017media

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HOWELL-A notice of public hearing has been published regarding the construction of a new facility in Howell Township to process 1,500 tons of solid waste on Randolph Road this week.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 27th at 1pm at the Monmouth County Hall of Records.  Residents are invited to come out to express their opinions on this new facility.

The construction of the facility will also require traffic safety upgrades on the roadways to accommodate the increase in heavy commercial and truck traffic in that area of the township.   A traffic signal and road improvements will be constructed at the intersection of Randolph Road and Lakewood-Farmingdale Road.

According to testimony by the Monmouth County Solid Waste Advisory Council, the facility will include a 25,000 square foot main building and an 8,000 square foot maintenance garage.  A scale house and office building are also part of the proposed waste station.

The facility will take in a steady stream of construction and demolition debris and operate Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 7am to noon.

Below is the public notice published by the county.

Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Amendment to the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan A public hearing concerning a proposed amendment to the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Monmouth County Hall of Records, Freeholder Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, One East Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728. The purpose of this hearing is to hear and receive comments from persons interested in or affected by the adoption of this amendment that is described below. Plan Amendment 2017-04 Amend the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan to include a new solid waste facility in the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan.

This proposed facility will be a solid waste transfer station, which will be operated by Resource Engineering, LLC. This new solid waste facility is proposing to accept type ID 13 solid waste (bulky clean-up debris) and type ID 13C (bulky construction debris) for sorting, removing recyclable material from, and transferring to an out of state disposal facility for final disposal. This solid waste transfer station is proposing to accept 1,500 tons per day of this material for transfer. As part of this amendment to the Solid Waste Management Plan, the applicant will also enter into a Developer’s Agreement with the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders to make improvements to the intersection of County Route 547 (Lakewood-Farmingdale Road) and Randolph Road, which include a traffic signal. Copies of this proposed Plan Amendment can be reviewed at the Municipal Clerk’s office of each municipality in Monmouth County as well as the branches of the Monmouth County Library System.

Written comments received by the County will be appended to the record of the public hearing and the record will be held open for written comments until 4:00 pm on August 4, 2017. Written comments should be sent to the Solid Waste Coordinator, c/o Monmouth County Reclamation Center, 6000 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. Any questions regarding this hearing or proposed amendments may be directed to Stuart Newman, Monmouth County Solid Waste Coordinator (phone 732-683-8686 ext. 8961)

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