ROSWELL, GEORGIA – Oasis Consulting Services, a metro-Atlanta-based woman-owned engineering consulting firm, was recently awarded a turnkey design-build contract for $2.74 million by the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners for a 21.5-acre alternate final landfill cover system.
The system, which uses the patented ClosureTurf® engineered turf, is the first alternate final cover system of its kind approved by Georgia Environmental Protection Division for use on a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill in Georgia.
Baldwin County, seated in Milledgeville, is a mostly-rural community where the historic first state capitol of Georgia was located. This proven closure solution will enable the county to meet state solid waste rules requirements and state enforcement district requirements, while providing a cost-effective final cap to conserve much-needed SPLOST funds for other important county needs.
The approved ClosureTurf® final cover system eliminates a costly prescriptive clay layer as well as vertical landfill gas collection wells. Additionally, the use of Armorfill™ to enhance the turf sand infill eliminates the need for diversion berms and down chutes, to allow the entire cap to sheet flow to Armorfill™ perimeter ditches.
Representing Oasis Consulting Services as the lead permitting engineer and project manager will be Solid Waste Division Vice President J. Robin “Robbie” Blanton. Mr. Blanton brings decades of experience and innovative design solutions to this venture. In the past, Mr. Blanton has completed successful projects on behalf of Oasis Consulting Services for clients such as the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, the City of LaGrange, and Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority.
Under the direction of Oasis, the patented system will be supplied by WatershedGeo® of Alpharetta, Georgia, and installed by American Environmental Group Ltd. of Richfield, Ohio. The ClosureTurf® system is expected to be completed in half the time of a comparable standard EPA Subtitle D final cap, and will minimize the county’s post-closure maintenance for the EPA-minimum 30-year post-closure period.
Robin “Robbie” Blanton
Sarah Z. Beeson, Marketing Manager