The Construction and Demolition (C&D) landfill cell is a 12.4 acre area that contains 9,699 tons of debris per year. Opening in 1991, the area is now nearing the end of its 26 year life span. Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling is seeking permission to vertically expand the area to allow for more time to allocate a new C&D area.
Vertical expansion will not require methane collection, and is an immediate cost-effective option for C&D disposal, allowing for an extra 1.5 years of use. Commissioner John Allocco asked Director Scott Harper if such expansion comes with any “negatives or pitfalls”, to which Mr. Harper said there were none. The cost of the vertical expansion is expected to be 2-4 million dollars, which does not come from the general fund.
Commissioner Nick Nicholson moved for the approval to permit the vertical expansion. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Steve Champion, and approved by the board.