Tully Environmental Inc.

Since 1985, the Tully family has been expanding its horizons into the waste management industry. It began when Willets Point Contracting bid its first project for solid waste disposal in 1985. In 1992, Tully Environmental, Inc. was formed to concentrate efforts in the solid waste field. Today, Tully Environmental, Inc. is one of the largest privately held waste hauling companies in the country with sales approaching $80 million annually. This has been accomplished by diversifying its operations in four main fields: Solid Waste, Aggregate Recycling, Residual Management and Remediation.

SOLID WASTE

Tully has grown along with the solid waste industry and was one of the first contractors to export solid waste off of Long Island. Having built the first waste transfer station on Long Island at the Town of Oyster Bay, Tully was awarded the subsequent contract to haul and dispose of the Town’s waste. Another large project of the time was the export of waste from Bergen County. These contracts had combined values of over 150 Million Dollars.

The Oyster Bay Contract entailed baling and loose loading 1600 tons per day of MSW for over 2 ½ years. On this project, Tully employed 1041 HRB Balers, over 100 flat bed trailers and 40 walking floor trailers.

Willets Point and Tully in a Joint Venture also operated the Bergen County Utilities Authority Transfer Station in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Willets Point and Tully Construction were contracted to supply all personnel and equipment to operate the temporary transfer station until the county could complete the new transfer station which they themselves would operate. Willets Point was also the primary contractor to haul and dispose of waste.

The joint venture operated this transfer station for nine months, handling up to 4,500 tons daily of municipal solid waste for the residents of Bergen County (Willets/Tully processed over 900,000 Tons of MSW during this contract). Material was loaded loose into solid waste transfer trailers. Our personnel operated (6) Dresser 560 front-end loaders, 24 hours a day or as required, to dispose of the County's waste at various landfills on the East Coast.

Today, Tully Environmental operates it own private transfer station in Flushing, NY. This facility has been operational since 2000 and is a key component in the export of NYC Department of Sanitation’s curbside collection in Queens. Each day, Tully handles 900 tons of MSW delivered by DSNY and ships it to a variety of landfills and incinerators throughout the region. The total value of this contract exceeds $150 Million.

In early 2009, Tully will receive an expansion of its permitted capacity to handle up to 1375 tons daily of MSW.

AGGREGATE RECYCLING

As a natural compliment to its construction background, Tully established the largest fill material recycling facility in the 5 boroughs. Evergreen Recycling of Corona (EROC) at first was a yard for recycling material Tully Construction generated from its many City projects. In 1999, having received a permit from the DSNY, it was converted into a full scale commercial operation that handles up to One Million Cubic Yards of clean fill annually. EROC has become a fixture in the construction industry and an important disposal site for those who need a large facility capable of handling thousands of yards of fill daily. EROC routinely processes over 4000 cy of clean fill per day.

In addition to supplying disposal to area contractors, EROC is also a source for quality recycled aggregate. The facility is capable of producing large quantities of state approved RCA blend and also maintains an inventory of natural stone, top soil and sand for resale.

BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT & DISPOSAL

Tully saw a new opportunity in the area of Biosolids Management. Tully’s first contract in this upcoming field was to haul and dispose of dewatered sludge cake from the Nassau County Water Pollution Control Plant in 1991. The facility is located in Wantagh, New York and the project had contract value of over fifteen million dollars.

Since that time, Tully has grown to be one of the largest private handlers of residual waste in the northeast. Natural Soil Products (NSP) is a wholly owned Tully Environmental operation located in Tremont, PA. This 100 acre facility is permitted to receive up to 350 tons of biosolids daily. Once received, the biosolids are mixed with bulking agent and processed through an open air composting system.

Through NSP and other third party vendors, Tully recycles over 450 tons of biosolids daily in the New York Metropolitan area. Annual revenues for biosolids currently exceeds $15 Million.

CUSTOMER LIST FOR BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT:

  • County of Westchester, NY
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • City of Long Beach, NY
  • Town of Greenwich CT
  • Rockland County, NY
  • County of Nassau, NY
  • City of Stanford, CT
  • Orangetown, NY
  • Pottsville, PA
  • Schuykill Haven, PA

Tully has managed NYCDEP Grit and Screenings from the waste water treatment plants in New York City for over a decade. This contract requires 24 hour response time seven days per week and short response times. For over 10 years, Tully has been the primary contractor to NYCDEP for the removal and disposal of grit and screening city wide. In addition to NYC, Tully has managed the grit for Westchester County for the past 5 years. Knowledge and service are key components to the successful completion of this type of work.

REMEDIATION

Tully Environmental was first assigned the task of handling hazardous and contaminated soils when Tully Construction was rebuilding the West Side Highway in 1996. Tully Construction quickly saw the value in performing this type of work in house and Tully Environmental quickly ramped up to handle many contaminated projects.

Tully developed and implemented one of the largest in City Clean ups to take place. The site was a former oil terminal in Newtown Creek. For years, oil had seeped into the ground until the facility was finally decommissioned and removed. This site was the future site of the new digester for NYCDEP’s Newtown Creek WWTP. A total of over 300,000 yards of material had to be removed. Prior to construction, Tully was required to remove all of the contaminated soil from the site for disposal. This effort was developed by working closely with the NYSDEC to identify and categorize contaminated material for eventual disposal. Several areas were determined to be hazardous and would require additional special handling. A grid system was devised to classify all material in situ. Once a grid was classified, it could be removed for disposal. Tully also worked with the DEC to use a majority of the material as grading material at a landfill due for closure. This proved to be a cost savings for the Town and the City as well as a safe method to manage this enormous project.