Due to a Virginia State directive to close an existing landfill, the Southside Regional Public Service Authority needed the new Butcher Creek facility built on a “fast track” basis. It was just the kind of multi-faceted and time sensitive project upon which Thalle prides itself, and we mobilized immediately, launching the excavation the day we received the Notice to Proceed.
Thalle’s scope of work included 1 10-acre cell, leachate collection and storage facility, tank load-out facility, site-access roads, paved entrance road, scale house/office, concrete deck scales, pre-engineered steel equipment building and sediment and erosion control measures. The cell construction included over 300,000 cubic yards of earth and rock excavation, 35,000 cubic yards of bentonite amended soil liner, 900,000 sq. ft. of geosynthetic liners and 30,000 tons of stone drainage cover in addition to the complete leachate system. Thalle also used its Rapid-Mix 400 pugmill plant, mixing over 1,900 tons of bentontite.
The cell was completed one week ahead of schedule.