New York City Department of Sanitation
EDR is the lead engineer during construction for the Phase 2 infrastructure improvements at the Staten Island Compost Facility, owned by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).
As part of a team with the facility site operator and the technology provider, EDR team members previously assisted with the planning and design for the Staten Island Compost Facility Phase 2 Infrastructure Improvements. The work includes a new 3-acre “Micro-Pore Covered, Aerated Static Pile (ASP) Composting System” with in-slab concrete aeration systems, concrete bunkers for processing organics, subsurface gas collection (due to proximity of a closed landfill), leachate collection system, a new pumping station, perimeter overhead lights, water system extensions, electrical distribution, stormwater management controls, internal roadways, pump station modifications to an existing pump station, and installation of recycled asphalt millings for use as a compost pad outside the limits of the new concrete ASP pad.
The new ASP technology can process both yard (green) waste and food waste. This will allow the City to initially process a higher volume of green waste as their food waste diversion program continues to grow for the residents and businesses of Staten Island. The flexibility for the use of this technology also allows for the processing of other source-separated organics.