Won’t using supplemental waste have a negative impact on neighboring community property values?
No. All of the Solid Waste Authority facilities will be operating with or without this temporary use of supplemental waste. The Renewable Energy Facility 2 will just be taking waste tonnage, for a short period of time, from a different originating source to meet the facility’s permitted capacity.

The Solid Waste Authority already receives and processes approximately 1.7 million tons of waste per year. The additional waste represents a small amount (up to 200,000 tons initially and declining over time) when compared to what we already receive.

This use of supplemental waste opportunity is temporary. The material will be delivered directly to Renewable Energy Facility 2 and not the landfill. Ultimately, with Palm Beach County’s estimated population growth, the Solid Waste Authority will be receiving the same amount of material from Palm Beach County residents after 2022, but not at a cost savings to residents.

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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?