SWANA

SWANApalooza 2019 Tours

Complete your SWANApalooza experience—participate in the unique tours being hosted while in the Boston area.

Registration is required. Sign up as part of your initial registration process.

E.L. Harvey & Sons

EL Harvey Tipping
EL Harvey Depackaging
EL Harvey
EL Harvey
EL Harvey

Thursday, February 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This will be a full day tour.

Check-In Time: 7:30 a.m.
Tour Departure: 8:00 a.m.

 

E. L. Harvey & Sons is a full service Waste and Recycling company located in Westborough, MA. The tour will take place at the company’s Westborough and Hopkinton campus. The operations at the Westborough campus will include an MSW transfer station, a commercial MRF, a C & D recycling facility, a food depackaging operation, and a paper baling operation.

The Hopkinton campus will include a tour of E.L. Harvey & Sons’ single stream recycling plant.

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC)

Central Landfill South Slope
Phase 4 area
RIRRC
RIRRC
RIRRC
RIRRC

Thursday, February 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This will be a full day tour.

Check-In Time: 7:30 a.m.
Tour Departure: 8:00 a.m.

 

You will depart the Hynes Center at 8:00 a.m. and travel by bus for one hour to the tour. When you arrive, you will get a brief introduction of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery facility and the activities on site. You will then be divided into smaller groups and taken on tours to see the following activities:

  • Central Landfill — state of the art landfill that has incorporated many innovative items into its daily operations and construction including GPS on equipment, closure-turf capping system, piggyback landfill construction, posi-shell®, wildlife enhancements, and many other items
  • Leaf and yard waste composting operation — dedicated receiving facility, multiple windrow processing areas and screening operation for sale of finished material
  • Materials Recycling Facility — recently upgraded single stream sorting system using optical sorters for both plastic and cardboard separation, glass cleanup system, as well as dedicated material handling
  • Wastewater Management System — including:
    1. Leachate Pre-Treat Facility — a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system removing ammonia compounds prior to discharge to the local pre-treatment facility
    2. Underdrain Treatment System — EQ basin and trickling gravel bed to remove low level ammonia and iron from groundwater
    3. Variety of conveyance and storage systems
  • Broadrock Renewables LLC — gas collection and conditioning (GCC) site where landfill gas is treated to remove moisture, hydrogen sulfide and siloxanes prior to transport to the combustion turbine generator (CTG) site where the landfill gas is converted to electricity using four engines and a steam turbine
  • ADA Notice

    This tour is accessible to people with mobility issues, except for the walking tour through the operating plants (MRF and gas processing plant).

Hotel Info

Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199

Group rate is available until February 3, 2019. To receive the group rate, contact the Reservation’s Center at 1.888.627.7054. To access the group block, give the group code ‘SB21AF’ and give the hotel name Sheraton Boston Hotel.