When Waupaca Foundry, Inc. (WFI), decided to build a new manufacturing facility to meet increased demand, they also needed to build a landfill close to the facility for the disposal of foundry byproduct (waste) materials. WFI retained TRC to help them fast-track the landfill development process, starting with evaluating the suitability for a landfill on a greenfield property offered by the local economic development corporation. TRC determined that although the site could be used for landfill development, its location next to a river, the topography, and site hydrology would make the design and obtaining state regulatory approval more complicated. This added to the challenge of permitting and constructing the landfill in time to receive foundry waste by the time the new plant became operational.
TRC’s comprehensive services for the multiple phases of WFI’s new landfill included an initial hydrogeologic investigation, design, permitting, and construction assistance. Highlights include:
TRC also assisted WFI with identifying and developing a new landfill site that will become operational when the existing site has exhausted its designed disposal capacity.
The landfill provides a site life of approximately 16 years for disposal of industrial byproduct materials, and provides economic benefits for the company’s foundry operations.
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