The proposed Project consists of an amendment to the Visalia Disposal Site (Visalia Landfill or Landfill) - Compost and Biomass Conversion Facility Project. The Addendum will address two proposed updates to the County's current landfill permit from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The Landfill is currently allowed to receive up to 2,000 tpd of solid waste and 900 vehicles per day. It is the County's desire to increase its overall daily solid waste
tonnage and daily vehicle limit to avoid violating its current permit from exceeding both daily tonnage and vehicle limits. As such ,
the County is proposing to:
• Increase the Landfill's total daily permitted tonnage of solid waste by 1,000 tpd to 3,000 tpd. The County proposes to increase its total daily landfill tonnage by diverting 1,000 tpd of daily organic waste material to be used for composting and biogas production; and maintaining its 2,000 tpd of solid waste toward landfilling. It is anticipated that the composting operation would reach its planned maximum of 200,000 TPY over the course of 13 years and would be constructed in four phases of 50,000 TPY; and
• Increase the Landfill's daily permitted vehicles trips by 300 vehicles/day to 1,200 vehicles/day. The County's current permit allows a daily limit of 900 vehicles/day; however, it currently averages approximately 600 vehicles/day. Allowing the 300 vehicles/day would provide a comfortable margin from its current limit of900 vehicles/day. The increase of 300 vehicles/day would be incremental over a 13-year period to coincide with full build-out of the composting/biogas production.
The compost facility will typically operate as the same gate hours of operations for receiving waste material at the landfill, which is currently Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. covered aerated static pile processing has fans and blowers running 24 hours per day, 7 days per week so the processing hours will be 24 hours. The biomass conversion facility will run 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.