Walking Tour of the
"Town of Brookhaven Waste Management Facility:
Waste management in the 1990's"

David Tonjes
Waste Management Institute, SUNY Stony Brook

Saturday September 20, 1997

We will meet at 12 noon at the Town of Brookhaven Waste Management Facility Lunchroom. This walking tour will show almost all of the elements of late-1990's Long Island Waste Management: (1) Transfer station, (2) STOP facility, (3) Materials recovery facility, (4) Closed landfill; (5) Landfill being closed, (6) Operating landfill for incinerator ash, construction and demolition materials and other debris, (7) Landfill being constructed with plastic liners and artificial clay, (8) Leachate management facilities, (9) Landfill gas management facilities. Stops 1, 2 and 3 are likely to be closed during the visit, but their role in modern waste management can be discussed from the outside. The tour will certainly focus on engineering controls for environmental impacts from landfills, and will discuss the rationales behind the current regulatory regime. There will be striking, unmatched views of southern Long Island; possible 30 to 40 foot exposures of glacial outwash sediments. The tour will finish by 5:00 p.m.

From Sunrise Highway (27), exit 57 go north on Horseblock Road/Yaphank Ave. Stay on Horseblock Rd (16) westbound until you come to the Town of Brookhaven Waste Management Facility within one-half mile on your left.

From LIE (495) eastbound, take exit 64, stay on South Service Road, turn right onto Horseblock Road (16), go southeast about three miles at about fifth traffic light turn right into Town of Brookhaven Waste Management Facility

From LIE (495) westbound, at exit 67 go south on Yaphank Ave. (21) to Horseblock Road (16). Turn right on Horseblock Road going westbound. At first traffic light turn left into Town of Brookhave Waste Management Facility

Guard at gate or visitor's booth will direct you to the lunchroom.

We will go rain or shine. There will be no refunds.

If you wish to participate, we need to know by Tuesday, September 16. Make your reservations by sending a check for $10.00 per participant made out to Long Island Geologists.

Long Island Geologists
Earth and Space Sciences Building
Stony Brook, New York 11794-2100
Tel. 516 632 8535
Fax 516 632 8240
E-mail gil@pbisotopes.ess.sunysb.edu

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Bibliography of Long Island Geology and Hydrology at:

Bring lunch and drink. We will be walking several miles. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.

In-service credit is available for teachers.

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