26: Recovered Material Processing & Reuse Facilities Project
Project Description from submission form
This project will provide funding for design, construction, and/or equipping of a new Recovered Material Processing Facility (RMPF). The proposed RMPF will be located on the ACC Landfill property and include an approximate 40,000 square feet facility with space for covered material management floors, bale storage to maximize potential revenues from end-markets and modern sorting technology and equipment to better sort incoming tonnage. To the extent permitted by law, the facility is envisioned to be built as a public-private partnership with the Unified Government providing funding for the design and construction of the building, and the private partner providing the facility equipment and operational expense. Depending upon costs and funding availability, this project may also provide for the renovation of the existing Recovered Material Processing Facility (RMPF) at 699 Hancock Industrial Way, once a new facility has been constructed at the ACC landfill. Renovation may include, but not be limited to, providing space for relocating the existing Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), Teacher Reuse Store, Special event collection (Bulky Waste, tire amnesty collection, Chipper Christmas tree collection), and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Toolshed from their current location at 1005 College Ave. Additionally, to the extent allowed by law, funds may be used as matching funds for leveraging grant opportunities.