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Design & Construction  |  Direct Rail Service  |  Handling Systems
Reduction in Green House Gas Emissions


ECDC Environmental LC is an industrial waste disposal facility unlike any other in the nation. Located in East Carbon, Utah, ECDC's engineers and developers pursued a vision of a landfill that exceeds all traditional standards. The facility utilizes the nation's vast railroad transportation grid, allowing customers across America the advantage of one of the "Greenest" methods of transportation. ECDC is a state-of-the-art industrial waste landfill with over 300 million cubic yards of permitted capacity within 3,100 acres of private land, located 140 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in arid high desert terrain.

ECDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Services Inc., the second largest waste disposal company in the nation. This relationship provides ECDC with the substantial financial and engineering resources to take on large volume projects, as well as technical support from Republic's extensive environmental organization. The facility represents a connected, efficient group of systems which position ECDC Environmental LC as America's premier rail-served landfill. 


Design & Construction

The ECDC Landfill is divided into multiple cells each having a minimum capacity of approximately 3 million cubic yards and a maximum "Super Cell" capacity of 30 million cubic yards. Every cell is lined with five and one-half feet of natural and man-made materials, including two high-density polyethylene liners to create an impervious barrier that far exceeds Federal Subtitle "D" requirements. The liners are installed along with geotextile fabrics, an additional drainage net and protected by two feet of specially selected and processed material. A complete network of background monitoring wells was installed during the facilities initial construction. In addition to the environmental protection associated with the cell engineering and construction, the entire site is located above a "nature provided" 1500-3400 foot thick layer of clay-like "Mancos Shale." Once a cell reaches capacity, it is capped with an additional two feet of native soil. ECDC's staff of engineers works closely with the Utah wildlife experts to develop plans for the re-vegetation with native plants after the closure of each cell.


    

Direct Rail Service

Connecting ECDC directly to the national railroad network is a 20,000 ft. Union Pacific spur track leading directly to the 10 miles of private track which comprises the ECDC on site switching yard. This extensive track capacity is ideal for unit train volumes of up to 100 cars as well as providing the ability for the switching of a single car for special handling. Private track capacity is a critical component for efficient high volume processing of waste material from projects that require rapid turnaround times in order to maintain project schedules. The entire track capacity gives the facility the ability to perform both unloading of intermodal containers on private flat cars and the unloading of bulk rail car shipments simultaneously. Direct rail service means that all unloading activities are performed within the permitted facility, giving ECDC customers added security that their materials are not transported on public roads once waste arrives via the Union Pacific Railroad.

ECDC's intermodal roll off-container fleet, available in a variety of sizes and capacities to best match waste densities, provides any customer the ability to ship waste by rail. These specialized containers, along with pick up and delivery (via truck), are all coordinated through a single point of contact.

      

Direct Rail Service

Connecting ECDC directly to the national railroad network is a 20,000 ft. Union Pacific spur track leading directly to the 10 miles of private track which comprises the ECDC on site switching yard. This extensive track capacity is ideal for unit train volumes of up to 100 cars as well as providing the ability for the switching of a single car for special handling. Private track capacity is a critical component for efficient high volume processing of waste material from projects that require rapid turnaround times in order to maintain project schedules. The entire track capacity gives the facility the ability to perform both unloading of intermodal containers on private flat cars and the unloading of bulk rail car shipments simultaneously. Direct rail service means that all unloading activities are performed within the permitted facility, giving ECDC customers added security that their materials are not transported on public roads once waste arrives via the Union Pacific Railroad.

ECDC's intermodal roll off-container fleet, available in a variety of sizes and capacities to best match waste densities, provides any customer the ability to ship waste by rail. These specialized containers, along with pick up and delivery (via truck), are all coordinated through a single point of contact.

      

Handling Systems

A central feature of the ECDC Environmental Landfill is the modern and highly efficient rotary rail car unloading operation. Open top railcars are routed onto a 4800-ft. circular track that feeds the loaded railcars into a building that encloses the rotary car un-loader. Gondola railcars are uncoupled and the rotary car un-loader lifts and rotates each car rapidly to empty the railcars payload onto the tipping floor below. The operation is housed in a 13,000 sq. ft. building complete with dust suppression, required monitoring, and a railcar scale for accurate payload weights. During the unloading process and while the car is in the inverted position, high pressure water cannons are utilized to remove any residual material that adheres to the rail cars interior or exterior surface. One shift of approximately 8-10 hours can unload 40-60 rail cars. Thus an extended shift can unload a unit train of 80-90 carloads in a 24-hour period.

ECDC utilizes an extensive fleet of more than 250 private railroad cars and 500 dedicated specialized intermodal containers. Additionally, railroad and customer supplied railroad equipment can be incorporated for major projects.

      

Reduction in Green House Gas Emissions

ECDC Environmental LC's initial vision has developed into America's premier rail served waste disposal facility, providing long term "Green" secure solutions for its customers. ECDC is now one of the most effective ways for waste generators to lower green house gas emissions and reduce their "Carbon Footprint." Rail transportation of waste and its management by ECDC Environmental clearly demonstrates to all agencies that the most environmentally efficient method of waste transportation and disposal has been selected.

ECDC customers who have based large-scale remediation projects on rail transportation, achieve environmental impact reductions and meet schedules unattainable utilizing truck transportation. Our experience with operations, attention to the environment, and a demonstrated reduction of Green House Gas Emissions (measured in tons of CO2 emissions each and every day) make waste by rail the greenest, cleanest and most environmentally friendly waste disposal option available.

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