Situated on about 1,200 acres, Green Ridge is a proposed state-of-the-art recycling and waste management facility in Cumberland County, Virginia. The facility will be a substantial source of revenue to the County and jobs for its citizens. The approximately 240-acre disposal area will include a Department of Environmental Quality-permitted composite liner system and the facility will also feature a recycling center. With an estimated life-span of 25-30+ years, Green Ridge will be a reliable revenue stream to support public services and County projects for decades to come. Once capped and closed it will continue to be monitored and will serve as open green space, with the area not used for waste utilized in a number of ways as determined by the County.
Green Ridge is located on the far eastern edge of Cumberland County, Virginia, just off Route 60 west of Miller Lane. The site is conducive to this type of facility. With easy access to Route 60 and additional major transportation corridors, the site is ideally located to minimize impact on the County. The geography of the land and soil type is well-suited for a solid waste management facility like Green Ridge.
Green Ridge will operate six days a week, and serve as a solid waste management facility for Central Virginia. Most of the waste will come from County Waste of Virginia customers. Green Ridge will accept between 3,500 and 5,000 tons per day. The facility will not accept any toxic or hazardous materials, nuclear waste, wastewater treatment sludge, fly ash or processed construction debris, such as sheet rock. Green Ridge will take non-hazardous household waste, construction and demolition debris and approved industrial waste. Green Ridge will service Cumberland County and other municipalities within a 500-mile aerial radial distance from the facility, excluding waste from New York and New Jersey, with a vast majority of the waste it receives coming from Central and Southwest Virginia.
County Waste of Virginia has more than 300,000 customers statewide and has a management team with more than 30 years’ experience in operating and managing facilities like Green Ridge. Through its subsidiary, the management team will oversee the design, construction, and operation of the site. Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) will regulate Green Ridge, where compliance with all state laws is a top priority for us. With decades of experience and a dedication to clean, friendly operations, Green Ridge will be a valuable community partner.
After the local permitting process but prior to the submittal of the project to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, changes to the design and size of the facility have been made. These changes reduce the amount of disposal units from two to one, and will significantly reduce the impact of the facility on both the surrounding wetlands and neighboring homeowners. The original schematic design would have a Primary Impact on 3.38 acres of wetlands, while the new design will reduce the Primary Impact on wetlands to 0.00 acres. Also, given that there will no longer be an Eastern Fill Area, the amount of homes that are located within a half mile of the disposal area will be reduced from 58 to 37.