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Regional Service Commission 11 Approves FRSW Landfill Scrubber

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In its quest to continue leading-edge technology while reducing landfill odours, another step toward environmentally sustainable operations will begin at Fredericton Region Solid Waste.

Following budget approval from Regional Service Commission 11, FRSW will install a Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) scrubber at its Alison Boulevard location, home to the region’s landfill and highly successful Landfill Gas Utilization Plant.

FRSW is a division of commission 11 which approved the scrubber purchase and installation.

The price of the state-of-the-art H2S scrubber system will be just over $625,000. It is expected to be operational by late summer or fall this year.

In order to maintain control of landfill odours from the approximate 80,000 metric tonnes of garbage received each year, the H2S scrubber is an environmentally safe operation that operates continually with no sulphur emissions or hazardous waste yield. Hydrogen sulfide is a chemical compound that is a colourless gas, but offers a distinctive odour.

Not only will the H2S scrubber be operational in 2015, FRSW is also taking considerable steps to continue its pursuit of keeping landfill odours to a minimum.

The closure and capping of numerous garbage cells in the landfill area and a new process that will develop open cells on a one-year capacity are all in the works to continue FRSW’s aggressive community approach to being environmental stewards.

The landfill has been using cells on a two-year basis.

The present open debris pit will be capped by the end of 2015.

FRSW operates five lines of business including landfill operations, recycling, construction and demolition, Household Hazardous Waste and Landfill Gas Utilization Plant. The utilization plant harnesses methane gas and produces energy which is sold to NB Power and put on the provincial entity’s grid.

MEDIA: For further information contact Brad Janes at (506) 444-0967 or brad@frswc.ca