FAIRFAX, Va (January 21, 2015) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that it has been selected by the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of its solid waste management services. The contract includes a waste characterization study and a review of a potential waste-to-energy (WTE) project with the Fort Bragg U.S. Army installation.
“Communities all across the U.S. have tremendous opportunities to seize synergies in their waste disposal activities. GBB will help the City of Fayetteville become one of them, through the development of sustainable, cost effective waste disposal approaches that increases the City’s efficiency and its environmental stewardship,” said Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President and Project Manager for this assignment.
“GBB has an interesting combination of national expertise and understanding of the solid waste management landscape in North Carolina,” said Jerry Dietzen, Fayetteville’s Environmental Services Director. “They will provide analysis and recommendations to help the City make informed long-term solid waste planning decisions regarding future sustainable solid waste programs, partnerships and operations.”
GBB will perform an in-depth analysis comparing the City’s waste hauling services with neighboring municipal solid waste services and regional private waste hauling services. The analysis will include operational and equipment costs, services, efficiencies, and customer service. A significant aspect of the initial part of the project is a waste characterization study to identify both the components of the waste sent for disposal and the materials source-separated by residents for recycling.
The assignment also includes a review of potential regional waste programs, including regional collection efforts and estimated costs and institutional issues related to developing a WTE project with nearby Fort Bragg. A mixed waste processing facility, which could serve to glean further recyclables from garbage while preparing a high heating value fuel for a WTE facility, also will be analyzed.
The City of Fayetteville’s Environmental Services Department operates the collection of residential garbage, yard waste, bulky items, dead animals, cart repair and delivery and manages a curbside residential recycling collection contract. The City currently serves approximately 61,000 single-family residential households with commercial and multi-family community collections currently served by private haulers.
GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling, and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com, www.linkedin.com/company/gershman-brickner-&-bratton-inc., www.facebook.com/gbbinc, or call 703-573-5800.