February 28, 2024

Dear Resident,

As promised, please find an update on the Reclamation Center and I will continue to provide these updates on a monthly basis.

Below you will find the 30-, 60- and 90-day plans that the County and Waste Management have developed to improve the situation surrounding the Reclamation Center.

30-Day Plan (March 29)

• Material and supply orders placed with expected arrival by mid-March.
• Order and receive material and supplies for the temporary cap to cover 30 acres of the landfill.
• Grading the landfill to prepare for the temporary cap.
• Complete the installation of additional eight surface gas collection wells.
• Tie all surface wells into gas collection system.
• Engineer will finalize design of the temporary cap and well locations.
• We have introduced a capital ordinance for $20 million to address improvement costs associated with the Reclamation Center.
• Perform daily odor related inspections.
• Order materials for 21 vertical (gas collection) wells.
• Engage and schedule contractor to install the vertical wells.
• Order materials for two flare upgrades.
• Meet with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to discuss overall plan.

60-Day Plan (April 29)

• Receive the materials and supply order.
• Begin installation of the temporary cap.
• Begin installation of 21 vertical (gas collection) wells.
• Receive the materials for the two flare upgrades.
• Continue daily odor related inspections.

90-Day Plan (May 29)

• Complete upgrades on the two flares.
• Complete the 21 vertical (gas collection) wells.
• Complete the temporary cap.
• Continue daily odor related inspections.

In effort to increase transparency, we will be working to update the Reclamation Center webpage and posting these newsletters along with other relevant information and updates.

These plans are contingent upon weather conditions and supply chain disruptions. Please know we are making every effort to complete these plans in a timely manner.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send them to me directly.

Thomas A. Arnone
Monmouth County Commissioner Director
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