Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The landfill would be in operation until 2040, and the South County Federation opposes the plan.
(Editor's Note: In case you missed it, here's a story from earlier this week on the Lorton community and the owner of the Lorton Landfill are at odds over the future use of the site.) EnviroSolutions Inc., the owner of the Lorton Landfill, has asked the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to extend its operating contract from 2018 to 2040 in exchange for $26 million in green energy incentives and $15 million from ESI revenues over the life of the agreement. The South County Federation, in April, voted unanimously in opposition of the extension, as the plan was not seen as an equitable exchange for 21 additional landfill operations in Lorton. There Federation was also not pleased with "unresolved commitments" from ESI’s current site …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Computers, TVs, monitors, microwaves and more were recycled on Electric Sunday
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tracy Bank
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Many a garage was cleaned out on Sunday during Fairfax County's Electric Sunday Recycling Event at the Lorton Landfill. Visitors unloaded televisions, computers, keyboards, speakers, printers and external hard drives. Electric Sunday is a co-partnership with Fairfax County and Creative Recycling, a company that recycles and refurbishes electronics parts in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. By 2:00 p.m., more than 400 cars visited the landfill. The next Electric Sunday event will be held July 24, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station in Fairfax.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A slideshow of the options
Yesterday, we showed readers what's happening now and what's been happening at the Lorton Landfill. The county, which, owns the property, hired an outside consultant to assess the options available for the land. Which one do you prefer?
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A look at how landfill gases are being used to provide electricity.
As most Lorton residents know, since the 1990s the former landfill off Furnace Road has been converting waste-based methane to energy. The technology generates power equivalent to that of 600,000 barrels of oil and, in terms of the emission reduction, is like removing 56,000 cars from roadways. In the accompanying video, Fairfax County’s Amarjit Riat explains how it works. Whereas previously the site was a landfill and subsequently made the transition to an energy-generation plant, in the coming years, the county-owned property will be making another transition. As we’ll show tomorrow, there are no shortage of ideas about what to do with the land.