Lewistown, Pa.




In accordance with Section 272 of the PA Solid Waste Rules and Regulations (as amended), the County of Mifflin is required to ensure sufficient disposal capacity for municipal solid waste (MSW), including construction/demolition (C/D) waste and sewage sludge for at least ten (10) years. The County’s existing Barner Landfill is anticipated to reach permitted capacity in 2004. Therefore, the County has determined that alternative waste disposal capacity will be required following closure of the Barner Landfill for a minimum period of eight (8) years and a maximum of ten (10) years. The County is distributing this Solicitation of Interest to determine the regional disposal facilities interested in providing future services for disposal of Mifflin County generated municipal solid waste beginning in 2004.

There are two (2) potential disposal alternatives for Mifflin County in this solicitation. The first alternative is disposal of MSW, including construction/demolition waste (C/D) waste and sewage sludge as delivered to the gate of the disposal facility. The second alternative includes both the disposal of and hauling of MSW, including construction/demolition waste (C/D) waste and sewage sludge from a centrally located open-top transfer station near Lewistown, PA. Capital and operating costs for this proposed transfer facility are not included in the scope of this solicitation; however this alternative should include capital and operating costs of the open-top transfer tractors and trailers.

Both alternatives could also include residual waste disposal services.

Copies of the Solicitation of Interest package will be provided upon request. Copies will be provided free-of-charge on or after November 1, 2001 by the Mifflin County Planning and Development Department, County Courthouse, 20 North Wayne Street, Lewistown, PA. (717) 242- 0887.

Returned Solicitation of Interest packages will be received by the Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority (MCSWA) and the Mifflin County Planning and Development Department at the Mifflin County Courthouse, 20 North Wayne Street, Lewistown, PA 17044 until 4:00 p.m. local prevailing time, December 3, 2001. Information obtained from the distribution of and response to this solicitation will be used to gauge the number of eligible disposal facilities that are willing to accept MSW from Mifflin County. Responses from each disposal facility will be reviewed to assist in the solid waste management planning efforts for long-term solid waste disposal assurance for the County as required by DEP and Act 101 for the Solid Waste Management Plan Update for Mifflin County.

Envelopes containing the Solicitation of Interest package must be clearly labeled to show the name and address of the responding disposal facility and be addressed to:

Mifflin County Planning and Development Department
Mifflin County Courthouse
20 North Wayne Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
Attention: Mr. William Gomes, Planning Director

Please contact Terry Keene of Gannett Fleming, the consultant assisting Mifflin County on this project, at (717) 763-7211 extension 2499 with specific questions regarding this solicitation.