Solid Waste Disposal/Transfer Options for Western Merced County

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Solid Waste Disposal/Transfer Options for Western Merced County
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Public Facility / General Agriculture / Foothill Pasture

Document Description
The Billy Wright Landfill (BWL), which currently serves the municipal solid waste disposal needs of western Merced County, is expected to reach its permitted capacity by approximately the end of the decade. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide for the future municipal solid waste disposal needs of this part of the County. Future disposal facility capacity needs for western Merced County were developed based on population growth rates projected in the 2001 Regional Transportation Plan (Transportation Plan) (MCAG, 2001) and the County's experience from operating the BWL. The Transportation Plan anticipates that the population of the communities of western Merced County will roughly double between 2000 and 2020, equivalent to an average annual growth of approximately 3.5%. The three principle waste streams received at the BWL are municipal solid waste receipts disposal at the landfill, green waste composted at the facility, and some construction and demolition (C&D) material that is processed and recycled. The six project options evaluated in this EIR would accommodate the projected increase in waste disposal or waste transfer needs.

Contact Information
Jerry Lawrie
Merced County
2222 M Street, Room 206
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 385-7388


Los Banos
Cross Streets
South Billy Wright Road and I-5; 4 other sites identified in EIR
Total Acres
Parcel #
78-200-75, 03, 38, 01, 89; 81-070-10; 70-201-17; 84-030-45
State Highways
California Aqueduct
Other Information
Range: 11E Section: 35, 19

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Waste Treatment:Other (Solid Waste Disposal Site)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Land Use Other Other Issues: Public Health & Safety
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 10 Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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