What will be the traffic impact on this part of North Jog Road for using supplemental waste?
The Renewable Energy Facility 2 was approved to take 1 million tons of material a year, and the associated traffic impact was considered as part of the overall approval process. Assuming we will use 200,000 tons of supplemental waste per year, based on 312 working days and 22 tons per load, using supplemental waste would add an additional 30 loads or 60 daily trips to the current average for fiscal year 2013 of 482 daily trips. Total traffic on this part of North Jog Road during this same time without using supplemental waste is estimated at 6,350 from all sources. Thus, the total number of trips, including the addition of 60 supplemental waste trips, would be 6,410.

Once the Renewable Energy Facility 2 is at capacity, estimated in 2022, the traffic on this part of North Jog Road will include these 60 additional daily trips, whether we use supplemental waste now or not, and that traffic will be well within the ultimate road design capacity.

Show All Answers

1. What do I need to know about the Solid Waste Authority’s new Renewable Energy Facility 2?
2. Why is the Solid Waste Authority looking to use supplemental waste in our county?
3. Does the Solid Waste Authority have to use supplemental waste?
4. When will the decision be made on using supplemental waste?
5. How much supplemental waste is the Solid Waste Authority proposing to use?
6. What kind of supplemental waste will be processed?
7. How much can the Solid Waste Authority charge for the supplemental waste, and how much will you make?
8. Why would you charge less for using supplemental waste than you charge Palm Beach County residents?
9. What is the benefit to the residents and businesses of Palm Beach County?
10. The Solid Waste Authority’s mission statement only addresses waste from Palm Beach County. Does the Authority have the right to accept waste from outside the County?
11. What will be the traffic impact on this part of North Jog Road for using supplemental waste?
12. Will there be a significant traffic impact?
13. What about the noise from these additional trucks?
14. Have you conducted a noise study to determine the impact of the Renewable Energy project and what impact will the increased waste deliveries have?
15. Won’t using supplemental waste have a negative impact on neighboring community property values?
16. What about carbon emissions? What is the impact of using supplemental waste on carbon emissions?
17. Has the Solid Waste Authority performed an air quality analysis related to the project?
18. What air quality controls will be used at Renewable Energy Facility 2?
19. Will using supplemental waste, as the Solid Waste Authority proposes, contribute to increased pollution?
20. If Renewable Energy Facility 2 will produce ash, won’t using supplemental waste reduce the life of the Solid Waste Authority’s landfill?
21. What is the impact on recycling?
22. When will the use of supplemental waste stop?