Talking Trash – Florida’s First Renewable Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Senior Engineer Mark Hadlock and Project Manager Carol Sawyer of Jones Edmunds’ Solid Waste Department, along with Perry Kent and Joel Woolsey from the New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA), were featured in the Fall/Winter edition of Talking…Trash, the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter’s newsletter.

Mark has extensive experience in all aspects of landfill gas collection system permitting, design, construction, utilization, and operations. Carol has a background in geotechnical engineering and has served as Project Engineer or Project Manager on various solid waste projects.

The article highlights an agreement between the NRSWA and Fortistar to construct a new facility that will capture and convert methane to renewable natural gas (RNG). The agreement also includes $1 million in assistance for expansions and improvements to the wellfield and millions of dollars in revenue to NRSWA over the 20-year contract term.

“NRSWA worked very hard over the years to secure a beneficial use project and reviewed many potential options. They say timing is everything and that was the case with this project,” said Carol. “This project is the first of its kind in Florida, and we are very excited for NRSWA and look forward to being part of the team and seeing this project come to fruition.”