Expansion of Waste Transfer Facility

Engineering Services for Expanding and Developing Bow's Waste Transfer and Recycling Facility

The Bow Recycling Center (BRC) selected Weston & Sampson as part of a project team to provide engineering services to further expand and develop an existing waste transfer and recycling facility located at 74 River Road in Bow, New Hampshire. The proposed expansion to the existing BRC facility will increase the peak daily capacity of the facility from 300 tons per day (TPD) to a future maximum of 1,500 TPD of construction and demolition (C&D) debris, recyclable materials, and municipal solid waste (MSW).

Working closely with Bow Recycling and the project team member firms, Weston & Sampson has taken the project from the preliminary conceptual design phase up to preparation of a permitting plan set for submittal to the Bow Zoning Board of Approvals (ZBA) and Planning Board. Weston & Sampson has also provided ancillary services to bring the facility up to state regulatory compliance, address ZBA/ Planning Board concerns with protection of a local aquifer and mitigation of noise generation, and prepare documentation for the ZBA/ Planning Board approval hearings.

Weston & Sampson has provided the following design services for this project:

  • Preparation of Preliminary and Conceptual Design Plans showing the location of the proposed buildings and site improvements, including a 12,000 square-foot (sf) pre-engineered metal recycling and waste transfer building, a 28,000 sf addition to an existing recycling and transfer building, a vehicle maintenance building, new site access roads, aboveground fuel storage tank, truck scales and scale house, industrial wastewater (IW) storage tank, leaching field septic systems, vehicle travel and parking areas, site traffic flow control devices, electrical utility, water utility, stormwater management system, and site grading
  • Preparation of Conceptual Phasing Plans to allow construction of the facility expansions in three phases
  • Preparation of a Conceptual Site Lighting and Landscaping Plan including details in conformance to the planting and buffer requirements outlined in the local Zoning Ordinance and the local Site Plan Review Regulations
  • Preparation of a Site Signage and Traffic Flow Plan including details
  • Preparation of a Water Utility Plan for the proposed facility

Ancillary engineering services for achieving regulatory compliance and addressing local approval issues have included:

  • Preparation of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
  • Preparation of a Traffic Report to review existing traffic information and analyze the redistribution of traffic based on the proposed scenario
  • Preparation of a written narrative of information to support BRC through the local Conditional Use Permit Application process, including descriptions of:
  • Proposed control measures to prevent release of toxic or hazardous materials to groundwater
  • Provisions to protect against spill or release of toxic or hazardous materials (such as prohibitions of USTs and spill control procedures for fuel delivery or other chemicals)
  • How used toxic or hazardous materials will be managed to assure disposal is in conformance with applicable requirements.
  • Emergency response procedures to be followed for responding to spills of any toxic or hazardous materials
  • Best Management Practices and personnel training of staff in dealing with all toxic or hazardous materials on site
  • Preparation of a technical memorandum addressing: (a) the potential leachability of processed C&D material; and (b) the generation of noise from the proposed facility and the proposed attenuation measures


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