2/1/12 – Carson and Roberts continues work at the Brick Landfill located in Brick Township N.J. The project commenced in August of 2011 and will be complete by August of 2012.
Carson and Roberts is working hand in hand with Birdsall Engineering to manage the construction and control costs while meeting the required deadline. Several value engineering alternatives have been presented to Birdsall by Carson and Roberts which have resulted in time and money savings for the Township.
The Township expected the closure of the landfill to cost in the vicinity of $12 million. Carson and Roberts’ contract is for approximately $11.3 million and by instituting the value engineering options it is likely the final contract will be substantially less. The Council authorized up to $15 million in bonds.
French’s Landfill is a 42-acre site that is situated between the Garden State Parkway and Sally Ike Road. It was operated for over 30 years. The Township of Brick bought the site in December 1973. It last accepted waste in April 1979. In 1983, the landfill was placed on the Superfund National Priorities List. For more than 25 years, the site has been the subject of extensive testing and monitoring.
The township is now working on a plan to construct a solar panel field at the site that would be capable of producing anywhere from $2.5 million to $4.5 million a year in revenue for the taxpayers.
“We are looking at the best use for the site and which use would provide the best return for our taxpayers,” said Mayor Acropolis. “The solar panel field is an exciting plan and will provide millions of dollars of much needed revenue. Plus, it would have the benefit of turning a brownfield into a greenfield, which is being encouraged throughout the state and our nation.”